I stockpiled some diabetes supplies before I moved so that I could make it through the transition, and on March 1st my new insurance will be active. In the meantime, I was able to log on to my insurance website to check out the doctors in my area. I have a few options.
I also checked my prescription coverage, but that is a different and slightly more frustrating story. Unless of course the same brand of insulin and test strip really does work the best for everyone.
On the other hand, I asked a beloved member of the DOC if she had any recommendations for local endocrinologists. There is an endocrinologist on the other side of town (but close-ish to work) who is equally qualified but with one added detail – he has type 1 diabetes.
I obviously can make and appointment to try one, and if I don’t like it, I can try the other. But I’m all for efficiency, I want to get this right the first time. I brought this up in a video chat with some DOC friends earlier in the week and after they got over the shock about how many endocrinology choices I have so close to my home, they all basically voted for the type 1 doctor.
- Who would you choose?
- What questions would you ask when interviewing the doctor? What is important for you to know?
- Does it matter that one doctor would be more likely to have privileges at the local hospital? If I had to go to the ER or be admitted, how important would that be? Should it factor into the decision?
- Is having type 1 diabetes the ultimate trump card for an endocrinologist?
Speaking of March 1st, it is only a week away. That means there are only a few days left to nominate posts for Best of the ‘Betes Blogs this month. I worked my reader down from over 600 unread posts down to zero earlier this month so I wouldn’t miss anything good. If I can do that, I think you can nominate a post or two!
This month’s list will be posted at Chris’ blog – A Consequence of Hypoglycemia.
Just a reminder, the categories for nominations include:
Best Use of Humor
Best Use of Photography
Best Reference to a D-Celebrity
Best Story of a D Meet-up
Best non-D Related Post
Best Post by a Type 1
Best Post by a Type 2
Best Post by a Type Awesome
Best Post by a LADA/ Type 1.5/ Not otherwise specified
Best story of a D-mistake
Best Motivational Post
Best Diabetes Art Category
If you think of any posts that you think are a perfect example of one of the categories listed above (please no self-nominations) email firstname.lastname@example.org or send a DM to the Best of the ‘Betes Blogs twitter account (@bestbetesblogs) with your nominations.
A nomination would look something like this
Sara (include link to blog if you have one) nominates Sprinkles for the Best Story of a D-Mistake (link to the specific post you are nominating on Sprinkles’ blog)
Then on the 1st of March visit Chris’ blog to see the winners.