Really GOOD news

Cookie Roma
By Cookie Roma Latest Reply 2011-08-25 09:34:45 -0500
Started 2011-06-02 17:11:14 -0500

Since I mostly come here with my confusion and frustrations I just had ti share my really GOOD news.
Since being diagnosed about 2 years ago I have changed doctors 3 times and still have not found a doctor that would listen, explain, you know, give me the impression that he was there to help me. I suddenly remembered that I hadn't asked a friend if she could recommend someone. I asked and she told me about a doctor that someone she works with (he is a diabetes) goes to and the guy has talked about how great he is. I went to see him today. After I called my husband and told him I had to leave him…I was kidding! But this guy was so terrific. We tacked for 20/25 minutes. He's taking be off 2 of my oral meds Abd when I talked to him about my inability to loose weight he put me on Byatta. I see him in a month.
I feel really hopeful for the first time in 2 years!!!!! YEA ME!!!!!

41 replies

MewElla 2011-08-25 09:34:45 -0500 Report

Finding the right Dr for you, makes all the difference in the world. I am fortunate that I have a very good dr who takes the time and interest to really listen to me and makes sure I really understand his instructions. Life is easier because of our communication!!

nanaellen 2011-06-06 00:05:24 -0500 Report

Hooray for you!! I'm so happy for you!! What a difference some caring makes huh?! It boggles the mind!!! LOL Ellen :)

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2011-06-05 17:18:13 -0500 Report

Congratulaitons! Finding a doctor who both talks and listens is a real find. And it sounds like he is taking you seriously. That is really good news.

ccthatsme 2011-06-04 23:43:28 -0500 Report

Byetta is great, but it is expensive. My doctor was giving me samples, and I did lose weight on it. My insurance would not pay for it, I had to wait until my diabetes gets a little worse, before they will allow me to get the medication. My doctor is out of samples. I have gained 8 lbs in 3 weeks. I feel very discouraged . I have not been to this site in probably 6 months, I'm glad I visited tonight, you all are very comforting.

Cookie Roma
Cookie Roma 2011-06-04 23:51:37 -0500 Report

We pay about $29,000.00 per year for our insurance. That covers medical, not optical or dental. So its a good thing they pay for my byetta or i might go ballistic! I'm so sorry they did that to you and the weight gain. Is it possible for your doctor to appeal to the insurance?

ccthatsme 2011-06-05 00:45:32 -0500 Report

He has appealed this twice.The insurance says I have to try a combination of 2 meds. Which I have done, with samples, but the insurance wants pharmacy proof, like a doctor would lie to them. It made me very sad, here is a med that works and they refuse to give it to me, because 2 other meds would be cheaper. I am happy for you, to be able to start the Byetta, it will work for you !

Cookie Roma
Cookie Roma 2011-06-05 01:21:16 -0500 Report

These are the things that make us crazy about insurance company's. My optomalogist had to take a picture of each of my eyes to prove to the insurance company that he is doing cataract surgery because I actually have cataracst.

ccthatsme 2011-06-05 08:57:03 -0500 Report

That is crazy ! I will just do the best I can, with the metformin and the glipuride? I know I can eat a little better than I do. But I like the taste of food !

Gimpalong 2011-06-04 02:01:14 -0500 Report

Congratulations on finally finding a good doctor. That makes a visit worthwhile if you have a doctor who listens and acts. I used to take Byetta. I lost 37 lbs in a week. I couldn't take it, but I pray that you can. I have a friend who's been on it for three years and has lost weight and continues to do so. Keep up your good work. Have a great weekend.

cheetah1976 2011-06-03 20:34:02 -0500 Report

I think I finally found a great doctor today too. She has me following up in six weeks with medicine change. Hope the beyetta helps you with weight lose and sugar levels.

Gimpalong 2011-06-04 02:02:43 -0500 Report

I'm glad you found a great doctor, too. I hope that your changes in medication will help too. Have a great weekend.

Cookie Roma
Cookie Roma 2011-06-03 20:43:39 -0500 Report

Thats wonderful that you found a new doctor. It's most frustrating when you can find someone you feel can, and will be a partner in this adventure called diabetes.

dmax32 2011-06-03 19:53:41 -0500 Report

This is great news! I just started seeing a new doctor who is a diabetic and he has been a blessing as well… I changed medications and my diet and I am loosing weight and my average BS reading for the week is 89!

Gimpalong 2011-06-04 02:04:04 -0500 Report

WOW! Keep up the great work. I wish I could have your readings..LOL. Take care and have a wonderful weekend.

Cookie Roma
Cookie Roma 2011-06-03 20:36:53 -0500 Report

That's fantastic! My new doctor started me on byetta (after taking me off onglaza and glimipride). I takes to my pharmacist and checked to see if I did it right. Actually dispite my doubt I was doing it right. Then the pharmacist told me that he has several customers who take byetta and they've lost a lot of weight. Of course that's why my new doctor put me on the byetta.
Unfortunately starting next tuesday I won't be able to do much exercise. Tuesday I'm having caturact surgery on my left eye. Then the following Tuesday my doctor will due to my right eye. So no exercising from the 7th thru the 21st. He tells me I should be seeing about like I did when I was 20. I did wear glasses then but they weren't nearly as strong as my current glasses are. Thus should be great!!!

tweetydele 2011-06-02 21:33:49 -0500 Report

great news hope it works for u. always good to find a good dr. i have the best one and he is good with diabetes too. so good luck to u and ur new dr sounds like a good one

Uncle Lew
Uncle Lew 2011-06-02 19:44:14 -0500 Report

Fantastic. The hardest part about having diabetes is fiinding a doctor who cares. Now that you have that half the battle is over. You should see if there is a support group in your area led by a CDE. It's great to have fellow travelers to talk to led by a well informed leader. Between my great endocrinologist and support group CDE, my life with diabetes is simplier, easier and a whole lot less frightening. Good luck. :)

Cookie Roma
Cookie Roma 2011-06-02 20:03:55 -0500 Report

Oh I've checked plenty. We don't gave any kind of support groups here. I'm mean I know we live in a really small town but I'm certain there are at least several diabetics. Still I'm so grateful to have found this doctor.

Nonna2Three 2011-06-02 21:55:13 -0500 Report

Maybe you could start one - pick a place, set a date and start posting flyers. Make it an informal gathering and grow from there.

Nonna2Three 2011-06-02 19:41:26 -0500 Report

I'm crossing my fingers for you and I hope the med changes cause great improvements. I know it is important to have a doctor you can count on and who you feel confident in.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2011-06-02 17:52:40 -0500 Report

Congrats!!! I am so happy for you. It's always good to hear of good things happening for one of us. I hope and pray that everything is great when you go back for your appointment