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I recently saw a different consultant at my diabetes review, and felt so upset about the visit it reduced me to tears when speaking to the receptionist. A little bit of background information, for many years I have struggled and have had very high blood sugar readings and Hba1c over 100. I had been seeing a doctor I liked and she had tried many different techniques and medications, all of which worked for about 3 months and then the same problems would occur. The main issues began when she unfortunately fell ill, and my appointments started to be cancelled or postponed, I was seeing a different doctor every time (if I ever got an appointment) and nothing was being done to try and help me, as each appointment felt like a review of what I knew had been happening in the past years, and the blame being shifted onto me. The last consultation I had, I felt as though the doctor was judging me for my sub optimal control, and that I was entirely to blame for the situation I am in. I felt like a failure in something I already struggle with, and didn't want to talk about any of the issues I had planned to discuss. I became very short with my answers, I wanted to leave. I reported this to the receptionist, asking that I do not see this doctor again. At this point i began to cry and left, it is not like me to cry about things like this, but I feel that as healthcare professional, specialising in diabetic patients, his consulting style was appalling.
Has anyone else felt like this before? I have never considered myself to be emotionally affected by my condition, however now I am beginning to feel there isn't much hope.
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