Today's prompt deals with doctor visits:
I think I am in the minority in that my doctor spends more than 15 minutes with me, rather 30 minutes. I don't hide the facts of my life from my doctor. He knows that I am a runner and that I do a plethora of cross-training. He knows that I have always struggled with low blood sugars, and the panic that I feel when I see a number over 200 come across the screen on my meter. He knows that change for me is very hard, and also that I don't like to use the Bolus Wizard on my pump when I eat. I believe in being completely honest with my doctor. This means telling him the good things happening, the bad things, and the ugly things.
If my doctor read my blog, I don't think he would at all surprised. I blog about what is important to me on it - mostly running, a little diabetes, with some random stuff thrown in. Having diabetes requires a lot of work, and even more so if you are an athlete. Diabetes is always present, and needs a lot of attention. I think that many people start to have problems because they do not pay enough attention to it. It is more than counting carbs, finger sticks, and insulin shots/boluses. It is carrying GU with you on any any run over 3 miles and wearing a bracelet that identifies me as having a dysfunctional pancreas.
I feel incredibly lucky to have a doctor that understands me, and can help me take care of myself better.