New Doctor and New Meds

By vgarrison Latest Reply 2008-11-13 02:40:05 -0600
Started 2008-11-11 15:52:49 -0600

It is amazing the world of difference that a new doctor that knows what he is doing and cares, can do for a person…

I was put on a different type of insulin…I know take the Lantus pen and Novolog pen…no more syringes for me…woohoo…

I remembera discussion awhile ago about changing doctors if your not happy…well I for one and now living proof…if you don't like the doctor you have, or feel they dont have your best interests at heart…then please for your healths sake…find one that does…

Blessed Be

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vgarrison 2008-11-13 02:36:22 -0600 Report

I was absolutely amazed with this doctor. I had a bone density scan, full lab workup, a chest xray and a foot xray (I dropped a heavy piece of metal on it a couple of weeks ago). I also had an ultrasound of my heart, thyroid, kidneys, and liver…this is what that doctor does for all new patients. Everything was done right there in the office…I WAS AMAZED…

He asked me about my insulin, and asked if I was on the pen…I told him no…he walked away shaking his head, and all I could here was him saying Moron…LOL…These pens are so much better…I never have to worry about making sure it is the exact right unit…all you have to do is dial it in…I love it, so much easier!!!


Jlynn 2008-11-13 02:24:54 -0600 Report

…I completely agree…I too am on novolog pen w/ Lantus too…
I was put on that after going to a diabetes wellness clinic…and I was taught how to use the scale for high sugars before I eat, etc..??
Just wonder why my other doctor never took the time to inform me or switch meds, even when I began having Neuropathy…hmmm..

Avera 2008-11-13 00:25:59 -0600 Report

Most excellent! I am so glad that you found a good doctor. At first I did not have one that helped me, but actually he suggested I go to someone who could. lol

John Crowley
John CrowleyCA 2008-11-12 13:46:14 -0600 Report

That is excellent news, Vicki.

We were very lucky from the start with my son's doctor. There is one other pediatric diabetes specialist in town that we've heard a lot about. He is a diabetic himself, which you would think would be a good thing. But he is so lax with these kids. When my son went to diabetes camp one summer, a bunch of the other doc's patients were giving their shots through their jeans and wild stuff like that.

We felt very lucky to have a doctor that we see eye-to-eye with.

vgarrison 2008-11-12 18:39:20 -0600 Report

Ive heard of some people giving their shots thru clothes, but I just cant imagine doing it myself…I only use my stomach…i havent been able to venture anywhere else…just me.

I'm glad that your son got a good doctor from the start…especially with kids..if they dont have a good experience from day one, they will be alot more skeptical in the future…


patti 2008-11-12 13:20:37 -0600 Report

Hi Vicki
So glad you have a new doc! I have been on the pens for quite some time and I love them! So much easier to travel with. ! thing i have noticed is they do jam once in a while and you can still use a syringe to withdraw your insulin from it. My pharmacist told me about it. so I always keep srynges on hand just in case, but so nice and easy to use.

Robert C. H.
Robert C. H. 2008-11-12 10:12:51 -0600 Report

I am also glad that you found a new Doctor that you are comfortable with, I was the one that wrote about fireing your Doctor, I did it, and from the responses a lot of others did it also. congrats, on finding a new Doctor. I'm on the pen also It is great,On a recent stay in the Hosp, I brought My ostomy supplies and my pen with me, the nurses were all fasinated with it, most had never seen it, and they still use the needle. Wish you a lot of luck with the new pens, and the new Doctor. MY BEST ROBERT

vgarrison 2008-11-12 18:37:19 -0600 Report


In that case I owe you a great big thank you!!! Because you wrote that discussion board I had the courage to fire the doctor I had and get a new one!!..


Frustrated mom
Frustrated mom 2008-11-12 09:43:35 -0600 Report

Amen to that…My son who is t1 16 yrs old, we had this problem about 1 yr ago..This Dr. was very bad for my son, later I found out that she did not even treat that many Peds patients..She did not like for you to ask questions, she looked at it as a threat…We did not ever see eye to eye…Our Dr. now is wonderful, but the Endo team are our life savers, they are very speical to us..My son is on Novalog & Lantus pens also and he loves them…I am so glad that you changed Dr.'s and are doing better…


Lanore 2008-11-12 09:34:27 -0600 Report

Hi Vicki,
I am so gald that you found a Dr that cares about you and the care you are getting, it does make a world of difference. Don't you just LOVE the smaller needles?? I know I do as well.
Take care. Lanore:-)

caspersmama 2008-11-11 16:17:19 -0600 Report

I am glad you found a new doctor that you like. It makes a big difference. I love my doctor and I know he wants my numbers to be in control for my sake. Without this doctor I do not think I could have come off the insulin. Most doctors I have had just want you to take more and more. At one point I was taking 200 units of Lantus a day. that was ridiculous. the first appt I had with this doctor he stopped that all together. Having the right doctor gives you the confidence that you are both working toward the same goal. To be in control with less complications.

vgarrison 2008-11-11 16:25:12 -0600 Report

Gulp…200 units…OMG!!! I can't even imagine that…

I'm so glad your off of that now…way to go…and yes a good doctor is a wonderful thing to have…


sexyswamprat 2008-11-11 16:02:25 -0600 Report

I am so glad that you have found a doctor that seems to care about what's going on with you. You have to have confidence in your doctor. And I'm so happy that you don't have to use needle anymore. YIPPIE. It's a good day for you!


vgarrison 2008-11-11 16:24:30 -0600 Report

well still needles…but the pen form now instead of the syringes…but thats ok with me…I don't mind..this is wayyy easier…


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