What to expect

By Misspearl01 Latest Reply 2012-02-26 20:10:15 -0600
Started 2012-02-24 12:40:44 -0600

Next Friday is my first endo appointment
Little scared and nervous
Hope everything is going ok. Last two docs I had knew nothing about diabetes. So I fired them
I now I have a lot to learn still so I am hoping this one will be a guidance councilor and teach me not say eat a low carb meal come back in three months. Wish me luck. Any insight on to what I should expect from this appointment will there be test. Should I be nervous or am I make to much out of it. HELP

7 replies

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-02-25 09:58:23 -0600 Report

Don't be nervous, you already know your diagnosis. I'm sure this dr will do bloodwork unless you have recent labs from prvious dr, even then he'll probably want to do his own. Ask the office if you need to fast before your appt, if you take insulin then they will make an early appt for you, but you have to mention this. Plan ahead the questions you want answered, diet,exercise, meds, etc.. You have to work with the dr and explain you don't know what to do or where to start.

I think you'll notice the difference using an endo and be happy.

Jeannie Holmes
Jeannie Holmes 2012-02-26 12:51:34 -0600 Report

I never have to fast for my blood work anymore. They can get what they need without it.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-02-26 20:10:15 -0600 Report

Not doing cholesterol? I always have that done. I would double check, since new dr and first visit so just in case you are ready and don't have to make second trip.

jayabee52 2012-02-24 20:08:15 -0600 Report

I ditto Caroltoos sentiment Pearl! I want to suggest something that may be of help to you. Of course you have a sheet of all medications and suppliments which you take printed up, That can be a time saver. And also have a word processing document on which you typed your questions for your Endo. Then print out a copy for your Endo, and also keep one for you. When you are doing the pre visit check-in and interview, give the Dr's copy to this person and ask it be placed where Dr would see it before entering the exam room

If you have another person along on your appointment print out a sheet of questions so they have their own. It will help you to have another set of ears there so you can check with them what you heard and what Dr said. You can leave enough space in the margin to write what the Dr said which could act as a reminder for you once your visit is done.

If you are proactive in that way by being prepared like that, it will go a long way toward easing any jitters you may have.

I have done this with every Dr here lately, for every appointment. I have had nothing but positive feedback from them about this proceedure. It gives the impression that you are proactive and have your wits about you and that you are serious about managing your diabetes the best way possible.

Blessings to you and yours, Pearl

James Baker

Caroltoo 2012-02-24 16:06:59 -0600 Report

No, don't be afraid. Be hopeful, explain what you want from him. See if he can help you and if he will work with you.

byrun 2012-02-24 14:04:03 -0600 Report

I wish you well my friend. At least the endo should know much more about diabetes than the 2 doc's you had to fire.