Just a note to say that Dr. Bill Quick, a 30-year veteran endocrinologist himself, and editor of the excellent online resource DiabetesMonitor, has been diagnosed with diabetes! He came in with an A1c of 11.1 and initial BG of 293 (!)
He's starting insulin and "checking zillions of BGs daily," as chronicled on his blog. He's also planning to see a new endocrinologist of his own very soon. Now there's a twist! Can't wait to hear about that.
In addition, Bill's wife Steph is a diabetes nurse educator, so she's "having a blast second-guessing my portion sizes, insulin doses, insulin-carb ratios, etc."
We don't envy you, Bill! (But keep up the good work, Steph :)
Anyway, what I mean is, I'm very sorry. Welcome to the club nobody asked to join, as we say. Yes, diabetes sucks! But at least we've got each other...