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  1. Tim Steinert
    Tim Steinert September 27, 2013 at 7:22 am | | Reply

    I literally saw my endo just the other day (Wednesday) and I was struck by a few things.

    One, this doctor is really, really knowledgeable. I had asked him a poser for me at the end of our session and he said, “here’s what I do with my Type 1 athletes, because this sounds like you’re an athlete in this situation.” He had more answers than I had questions. But:

    Two, he also respected the fact that I knew ME even better he did. Which is very encouraging.

    I’m extremely lucky to live in an area (Seattle) that has some heath care providers that are top notch AND there’s lots of research going on around here, too. And, there are a lot of crazy, extreme Type 1 athletes. Who go for 100 mile bike rides, run marathons, guide climbers up mountains and (different person) rescue people from mountains.

    Because our Recreational Equipment stores here have meeting spaces we can use, a group of us have quarterly meetings to have a lecturer and an informal question and answer session which is helpful to the extreme athletes and the mere mortals who also attend.

    What I’m trying to say is that if your endo isn’t quite as helpful as you need them to be in the communication or helpfulness area, there may be a group of people like this in your area, They could give tips, share experiences, and in some cases befriend you and become an asset much like what you wanted from your endo. It’s a resource that I’ve found helpful–and these people can relate to your diabetes experience because they are diabetics. They also might have a killer endo they’d be willing to put you in contact with!

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