According to the following link, a short-read, states – but does not explain why – younger diabetics (yes, you T1Ds) are skipping visits to your endocrinologists.
I can only imagine what your excuses are. I’ve gone through them, all of them. I was a ‘younger’ diabetic. Now I am an old T1D.
Too many of your excuses can lead to your lack of communication, your lack of self-care, your lack of complication avoidance, your lack of updates, your lack of reality with this disease, your lack of numerous etceteras.
Children, this is a fateful disease you live with, every minute of every day! Grow some self-respect. There are consequences for everything. They only get worse if ignored. I repeat: this is a disease that needs constant attention, constant policing, constant support.
Many – MANY – resources are avialable to you. You must look for them in your area, through your endocrinologist and/or general practitioner. You need to look for them, search for them. You don’t have to like them. But, if that is the case, there are others that will help you manage this disease. Whether in need of medical co-pays, or transportation to get you there and back, or time away from school (AB 504), or time away from activities, it is all up to you to manipulate your schedule and your care. You are important. Believe it.
Use diabetes as the factored reason to take care of yourself! It can be a blessing, truly, to keep you healthy – mind, body and soul.
Allright, enough from me.
So, did you make that appointment? What is your HbA1C these days? How’s your kidney? Liver? Thyroid? Adrenals? Leukocytes? Etc., Etc., Etc.
Take care…Just sayin’.
A. K. Buckroth