Okay, I had a bit of a surreal experience at the doctor's office on my last visit.
I should preface this with, I like my doctor, respect his knowledge, am very pleased with him.
He walked into the room I was in, and started talking about gastric bypass surgery to fix my blood sugar fluctuations. As I stared in incomprehension, he continued to explain it. (I should say, I've never had any bad symptoms--no neuropathy, no kidney problems, no vision or circulation--nothing. I had amazing early education as a child.) Anyway, as he progressed, and as I filled out the questionairre, that, according to him, would give me a free surgery for gastric bypass because it was a test study, I was kind of wigged out. I asked the nurse, and she saw how I was responding on the form, and said, "Oh, you filled out 'no' on all these questions. If you do that, they won't consider you for this study."
I slowly comprehended that the doctor may have 1) been trying to sell equipment, perhaps wasn't as interested in whether his patient may need it or not; or 2) forgotten which patient I was.
Has anyone had a similar experience? As I said, I don't want to make him sound bad because he's a very good doctor. Is there profit in diabetes for large corporations and physicians?