hba1c test

angry diabetic
By angry diabetic Latest Reply 2012-05-25 01:18:18 -0500
Started 2012-05-23 04:53:28 -0500

oh my gosh i have my hba1c test today and an appointment with the specialist. i am extremely nervous, i haven't really got any sleep for the past 2 nights and am very nauseous, and i am seeing spots.. literally… i can't handle this anxiety and stress any longer.. everytime i go, i get into trouble and get crapped on :(

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angry diabetic
angry diabetic 2012-05-24 02:13:57 -0500 Report

Gosh, i'm so sorry, i didn't add that my doctor is not the 1 who craps on me - it's my husband… That aside, i actually got an ok result and my doctor was very happy with my progress.. Meaning, for once, i did not get into any trouble :) And i am so glad it's over!!!!!! Thanks for all the well wishes, love u guys xxx

GabbyPA 2012-05-24 06:49:07 -0500 Report

Oh, well...that is different. Can't go find a different husband.
Glad that things went so well for you. It always feels better when we know we did good. Like getting an A on your test instead of a D.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-05-23 18:52:33 -0500 Report

Find another doctor he has no bedside manner. Eleanor Roosevelt said "No one can make you feel inferior without your permission". You really should relax. The doctor has a problem not you. He/she is taking his anger out on a patient and I would report him then search for another doctor. My doctor always mailed my test results to me and I did not have to go back for results unless something was wrong. I would give him a piece of my mind and walk out of his office and slam the door in his/her face. No patient should ever have to suffer through an abusive physician or his staff. He could be crapping on you because he knows he can get away with it. Stand your ground, hold your head up and stop losing sleep. He/she isn't worth it. Never let anyone treat you like a door mat.

Back in the days when you could smoke in a doctors office, I had a doctor who weighed at least 400lbs, smoking a cigar and coughing every other word that I would be pretty if I lost weight and stopped smoking. Without missing a beat I said I don't think anyone with a butt twice the size of mine, coughing and hacking can give me any advice about dieting and smoking. I may not be pretty in your eyes but I don't see anyone running behind me attempting to paint GOODYEAR down the length of my body. He assigned me to another doctor.

GabbyPA 2012-05-23 07:54:43 -0500 Report

Is there a way to find another doctor that will encourage you to change instead of trying to shame you into change? Doesn't sound like great bed side manner to me. YUCK. No wonder you are nervous about going in.

MOMMY_OF_AN_ANGEL 2012-05-23 09:56:56 -0500 Report

I agree with Gabby! Find a dr who is interested in helping you instead of making you feel this way. We need doctors we can look forward to going to see,…not scared of, and cause anxiety. Hope you feel better hun!

Set apart
Set apart 2012-05-23 06:24:28 -0500 Report

Okay so the past is where it is, make this appt. Your new start to taking care of yourself, changing old ways, improving your numbers and working towards feeling better and walking into your next appt. Knowing that you are healthier and your numbers will show it! You can't change yesterday, and tomorrow is not quite here, but today my friend, is up to YOU!

jayabee52 2012-05-23 05:51:23 -0500 Report

I am sorry you are experiencing that my new friend!

Could you use some relaxation techniques to lower your anxiety? Read this article from the Mayo clinic on the subject here ~ http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/relaxation-t... or this multi page article from Web MD here ~ http://www.webmd.com/balance/stress-managemen... or even what is offered here ~ http://www.healthy.net/Health/Article/Relaxat...

Are there any reasons why your specialist would dump all over you such as noncompliance with his/her instructions?

I note on your profile you say: "i have permanent diabetic burnout :( ". Perhaps you could change that by becoming more compliant with your Dr's instructions. I know it is hard, as I have been burnt out as well from time to time, but most people can do it. Some need counseling help and others need medication and "talk therapy" but I believe that with effort you CAN do it!

I will be thinking and praying for you about your appointment and your burnout.

James Baker