I know that so many people struggle with understanding diabetes and/or try to ignore it, so I do understand the health care provider's perspective. However, it is refreshing when they're able to break out of the "must do it my way" mode into "wow, you're managing ok, here's some leeway to do it your way" mode.
However, there's something to be said for weighing the facts and seeing what's in front of you. If I applied the same lack of flexibility to my own job that my previous endos applied to theirs, I would have been kicked out of my guild a long time ago.
|The weight thing you're talking about is diabulimia. I struggled with close-to-anorexia as a young teen, but I like food a lot now. However, I have met people at our clinic who've had it, and boy, it sounds awful. Anorexia is inherently a struggle to exert some control over your life, and I guess people with diabetes find it even more necessary to feel in control of something...since so much of this disease makes you feel like things are beyond your control.|
|On a side note, have you ever been checked for hyperthyroid? I believe that this can manifest due to an autoimmune disorder too.|
How is your marathon training going? I think it's fantastic that you're doing it, and I sorta wish I was able to make that kind of a commitment to something. I bet you're going to ace it!