Whilst looking for something else, I came across a Dr at Coventry & Warwick hospital who has the position of "Diabetes Listener and Associate Professor in Social & Behavioral Sciences". Amongst other things, she researches and teaches diabetes self-management education and emotional and psychological care in diabetes, particularly focused in primary care. She is also involved in the Warwick Diabetes Research and Education User Group, a group of people with diabetes who support Warwick Medical School to develop education and research programmes that are important to people with diabetes.
She is also directly involved in clinical work as a Diabetes Listener, her role being to support people who are struggling with their diabetes and its impact on their life. So my question is, given how we are routinely considered to be variously mad, whinging, neurotic, health-obsessed, depressed, and never satisfied with how we feel; and therefore in need, one might think, of the same sort of psychological support whilst we struggle with our thyroid disorders and their impact on our lives, why Cov & Warwick Trust, or any other, hasn't also appointed a Thyroid Listener at Professor level. And why aren't there education and research programmes being developed with us, that are important to people with thyroid disorders. Or maybe there is .... but I doubt it. In which case, why are we never allowed to go to the ball nor get to try on the glass slipper?