I don’t have a gynecologist, just my gp. But when I was younger and had my three children I had a great obgyn that worked directly with the diabetes team at the Women’s hospital.
My urologist has a daughter with type 1 diabetes so we talk about how important it is to keep my blood sugar controlled.
I answered that those issues do not apply to me, but in fact I am a woman who is at an age where the issues are few… even no longer need routine PAP smears… so I have not seen a GYN for many years.
I am currently between providers, but I am not sure how much my previous provider knew. I don’t remember going way into depth about diabetes with her, but that really doesn’t tell me how much or little my previous doctor knew.
We really don’t discuss my diabetes, other than her asking me what my last A1c was. I picked somewhat knowledgeable but I am not even sure about that.
I answered “Very Unknowledgeable” because the last gynecologist I saw told me that menopause should not have any effect on my blood sugars. I decided to leave their practice and have not returned. I am still looking for a new “gyno” who knows more. No luck so far.
I haven’t seen a gynecologist in years and my current PCP (who I see once a year for an obligatory Medicare physical) doesn’t even ask any questions about sexual activity or related health issues. The endocrine NP does occasionally ask if I am having any sexual issues related to diabetes such as vaginal dryness or yeast infections. Usually I am the one who brings any such issues up for discussion.
Back in my child-bearing years, I would have answered “Very knowledgable”. My OB frequently consulted with my endo during my healthy, full-term pregnancy. My Gyn now may be less knowledgeable, but I do not have any Gyn conditions, but she relates all condition changes to my endo. It is/was a win-win
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Another option should be I’m currently between providers, or I don’t go often enough to remember. 🤷🏼♀️