Monday, March 19, 2007

Diabetes, DC, and 21

Let me begin today's post with a question. Why is it so difficult to find an endocrinologist/diabetes specialist? I have been trying for the last few weeks to find a new diabetes doctor (maybe not the technical name for the profession but I trust you all know what I mean) and am having no luck. I do currently have a doctor; however, I do not feel he is the best fit for me. As I have kept you posted, I have had quite a few serious infections in the last year and he never seems to be as concerned as I think he maybe should be. Maybe I have been over concerned, yet, when I go to my regular physician, she is very concerned and with my toe even sent me to an urgent care center late one night. Maybe I’m just spoiled after my doctor (the best doctor I have ever had) moved to persue a career in research. Anyway, I called a diabetes specialist center and no doctors were accepting new patients. WTF mate!?! I understand people are busy but really! I need to see someone too and my dude just aint workin it for me. So, if there is anyone in the Milwaukee area knows of a good diabetes specialist, please let me know.

Since I am here I might as well update you on everything else I have been up to. Since we’ve last spoke, I went to Washington DC for spring break and turned 21! Washington DC was a lot of fun. This time it was all pleasure; not like last time where it was diabetes business. Three of my friends and I flew down and did DC in a day. It was a great trip in a 2 night, 1 day trip. Also while on hiatus, I turned 21! No big parties though, just getting dinner with my close friends and chillin like we usually do.

Love ya, talk to you soon.

4 Comments:

Blogger Allison said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

3:04 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

The issue of a shortage of endocrinologists is not limited to Milwaukee, as I live in New York City, and there is a shortage here, too. The problem is compounded by the explosive growth in type 2 patients who are making it tough for all endocrinologists to see patients, and the other issue is that many endos who specialize in type 1 limit themselves to pediatrics. I posted a similar complaint about a year ago!

4:39 PM  
Blogger Lyrehca said...

Are you on a pump? InsulinPumpers.org maintains a list of pump-friendly doctors, as recommended by members of the list. Even if you're not on a pump, you can stil sign up for the list (it's free but *very active*! Sign up for the digest version) and check out the list of docs on their website.

Good luck, and happy birthday!

3:30 AM  
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1:51 AM  

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