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Posted in: Type 1 Diabetes.

Type 1 and Pregnant, endoncrinologist question

From: brittade - 3 years 42 weeks ago

Hi, I'm type 1 diabetic and I had been thinking of finding an endocrinologist closer to me for a while. The one i have now is about 40+ minutes away from my house and 1.5hours+ away from work. I have fridays off for doctor's appointments so up until now this hasn't been a big problem because i schedule my appointments for Fridays ahead of time. The problem is that I just figured out i'm pregnant, and the fact that I will have to visit with the Dr. once a week from now on concerns me. I dont' know if they're going to be able to fit me in Fridays. This wouldn't be as big of a problem if they were closer to my work/house, because I would just be gone for a couple hours max. As it is right now with my current endocrinologist, if i have an appointment on a work day I pretty much end up missing half a work day between the drive and the wait time, etc. I like my endo just fine and i'm also nervous about whether i'll like a new one or not.

Anyway, I don't really know how to go about switching doctors and have been nervous to do so for a while. Is this something I can discuss with the endo, or would it offend them? I assume they'd need to transfer my records. It seems worse to just switch without discussing it first. I also don't know if now that I'm pregnant I'm pretty much stuck where I'm at, if i should even consider changing endos at this point or not. Also, there's no way i want to give birth in the hospital she is affiliated with since it's so far away and stuff, so i don't know if that's a consideration or not.

Any tips? I've never switched doctors before because I feel bad hehe.

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