When I was first diagnosed

By GSCres Latest Reply 2011-06-18 21:03:13 -0500
Started 2011-06-18 14:40:25 -0500

I was first diagnosed in May 2004. I went to my doctor because of painful symptoms in my lower digestive tract. He referred me to a specialist, who ordered a routine blood work up prior to my colonoscopy.

About a week before the test, he personally called me, told me I was diabetic. My first thoughts were about how annoying and inconvenient this would be. The specialist then told me my colonoscopy was cancelled.

6 replies

JoleneAL 2011-06-18 19:09:11 -0500 Report

Harlen, when my gall bladder went bad 6 months after I was diagnosed and my sugars were still not in control under 200, they wouldn't do the surgery because of the dangers of my sugars spiking and causing healing issues. Maybe something similar?

Harlen 2011-06-18 18:31:34 -0500 Report

Why did they cancell it ??????
How are you doing now ?
best wishes

GSCres 2011-06-18 20:47:29 -0500 Report

The specialist thought it was too risky to perform the procedure until my diabetes was better controlled. The colonoscopy was rescheduled several weeks later and was normal.

Although the symptoms did not go away entirely, they did improve once I tarted diabetes treatment.

I understand why the specialist acted as he did, but he could have just said the test was indefinitely postponed. I think his judgment was poor in this regard.