You have to understand, too, that, like Charlene referenced, when I was diagnosed at age seven, I was peeing on a stick. This gave us outdated information about what was going on in our bodies. Technology has come a long way, and that really has improved our ability to self-care.
I actually expect a little bit more from my doctors. Like Charlene was referencing, there are specialists out there, and we know more than our specialists do about diabetes. We're going for appointments and essentially getting nothing in return from our health care professionals. When Charlene was talking, it made me upset, too, because I've actually, because I'm an adult, had doctors who don't understand that I'm still a type 1 diabetic, that this does not change just because I've aged.