New Appointment with the Endo

Annoyed by Phone Calls with the Endo (Diabetic Doc)

Annoyed by Phone Calls telling me to test more!

My endocrinologist‘s office called me the other day to simply remind me that I am due for an appointment. I see my endocrinologist every 6 months, and my last appointment was in November.  I guess that is a good thing they called to remind me. The nurse asked if I have been doing ok with dealing with my diabetes, or if I had any questions, I should have kept my big mouth shut!

On a side-note: I have been avoiding all the middle-of-the-night low blood sugars I’ve had in the recent past, but I am sure my hemoglobin A1c number has probably gone up because of it. Yes, I have issues, but what diabetic doesn’t?

So, back to the nurse… I made my appointment. I simply stated that I was getting a lot of lows during the night, and that I changed my basil rates… oh yeah, and that I wanted to get my A1c down.  Then I hung up.

This morning, I got a phone call from Neighborhood Diabetes, the company that mails my test strips. Apparently, my endo’s office called them and said that I need to test my blood sugars more each day! They ordered the company to send me more test strips each month too. My current prescription is for testing 7 times per day. My endo would like to change it to 8 times per day.

I thought the CGM was going to make my life simple, and avoid having to test as much? I guess that ship has sailed. Hopefully the appointment goes over smoothly, even though I am sure I will get a lecture about my A1c — Never fails.