I posted this a year or two ago, but that link disappeared, so I'm reposting now that a friend has re-added it!
So, not all doctors are like this, but MANY are...and most endocrinologists (that should be more educated about this disease) are as well, sad as that is. There ARE some good ones out there, and we flock to them for help. They save our lives and we love them eternally for it. My endocrinologist (one of the ones we all flock to) says that the majority of his patients end up knowing more about this disease than their local endocrinologists do.
Still, this is too true of our collective, ongoing experiences to not share:
For some reason, it isn't letting me insert the video so you'll have to follow the link.
Even now, after a diagnosis, surgery, etc I am leery of seeing doctors and discussing it, despite LOVING to share the information and help others. I have ample proof I was and still am ill. But the vastness of how this disease affects one's system is astounding, so no matter how small the reason for seeing a doctor, everything is impacted by this disease and they end up asking a LOT of questions because they don't know much about it. When you're sick (on top of your debilitating disease), it's tiring to have to educate your doctors.