Diabetes treatment guidelines stress individualized care!

MAYS
By MAYS Latest Reply 2012-08-29 03:55:32 -0500
Started 2012-08-27 20:56:20 -0500

Don't accept generalized diabetes treatment!

Why?

You are an individual, and your case of diabetes is different from the diabetic seated next to you in the doctors office, and your diabetes treatment should be tailored to you!

Many things must be factored in your treatment, among them are age, weight and lifestyle, all of which are key in deciding the best approach.

http://www.diabeticconnect.com/news-articles/...

Doctors should focus on patients’ individual needs, preferences and tolerances as well as age and disease progression, say the new guidelines, developed by the ADA and the European Assn. for the Study of Diabetes.

The recommendations, published in the April 19 online edition of Diabetes Care, update the two associations’ 2009 guidelines on the subject (ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22517736/).

~Mays~


4 replies

annesmith
annesmith 2012-08-28 01:03:25 -0500 Report

Yes, I found out the hard way to not accept generalized diabetic treatment. Once generalized on 2 different occasions, I was told very little information, and both doctors turned out to be what I found out later to be the worst in the city I live in. Both doctors lied to me, it was atrocious. I rarely speak bad about any doctor, this was quite awhile back, about 4 years ago. All I know is, by the time I walked out, 2 separate occasions with both of them—not both on the same day , I was furious. Neither one even bothered to look at my medical history, and they both just glanced at my most current numbers within the last year. I told one doctor " Both my parents are diabetic, and I was diagnosed a brittle diabetic by an outstanding internist." He said " That means very little to me. Both my parents were diabetic, too, and I am not diabetic at all, and I am 59 years old." At that point, I said " Okay, enough..I'm leaving..this is ridiculous—you didn't even look at my history, why not?" He said " You are to start BIKING intensely , for several weeks, then when you come back for your next visit with me, I'd better see NON diabetic numbers—I'd better see it reversed." I said " Do you hate all diabetics THAT much? You seem very very angry." He said " Being both my parents were diabetic, I am FED UP with this disease. Take your pick, or don't come back." I said " I would not want to come back, not to a doctor that punishes all diabetics..sorry. Have a nice day, and just give me the bill." Ha—-you know, I RARELY in my entire life, have gotten mad at a doctor, but he really really made me mad and hurt. Tis is life—takes all kinds I guess…Anne

JSJB
JSJB 2012-08-28 04:46:35 -0500 Report

It does take all kinds. This is the first time in my entire life, 70 yrs, that dctor without being told to and the one I picked is outstanding. After being pre diagnosed the first thing he said is we will get you back to normal so lets get started. Well he did just that and now it is up to me to stay there I still have some work to do with my blood pressure but my BG readings are in the normal range. Keep looking it is your health, there are good doctors out there and you will find one.

annesmith
annesmith 2012-08-29 03:55:32 -0500 Report

Thank you…I will keep looking. 90% of all doctors I have ever had were excellent. I had an excellent childhood general practitioner the first 18 years of my life—one doctor that whole time, and he was a gem. He was kind, very understanding, and he listened to everything. I then went without a doctor for 8 years. I found an outstanding internist, but he died of luekemia. I then went another 8 years without a doctor. At age 34, I found another outstanding internist, and stayed with him for 3 years. The office got tired of me not being able to afford his payments, so I was not allowed to see him after 3 years. They said I could see his physicians assistant. She was terrible..she tried to reverse everything he wrote down on my record. I left. It's now been 4 years and 7 months I have been without a doctor. I will focus on the positive, and keep looking. I found, 2009 a diabetic physician, the office guaranteed me he was excellent and very kind. He was not. I ended up in the emergency room about a year later, and the hospital told me that they had treated so many of his patients in their emergency room , that it was practically every other patient he had. I was SO relieved after they told me that, as, I felt bad that that doctor and I did not get along…here it turns out he is seriously a quack. I found another doctor at a walk in clinic, but I did not actually see him…just met him real quick , and changed my mind..the office told me he was an outstanding diabetic specialist, but it turned out he was a general practitioner. I was glad I did not get become a patient of his, as, he seemed nice , but, no, he told me the truth, which I appreciated. He said " I honestly do not take in brittle diabetics..I really don't know too much about that. " I was not mad at him, but just politely got up and left. I will keep on looking. Anne

annesmith
annesmith 2012-08-29 03:55:32 -0500 Report

Thank you…I will keep looking. 90% of all doctors I have ever had were excellent. I had an excellent childhood general practitioner the first 18 years of my life—one doctor that whole time, and he was a gem. He was kind, very understanding, and he listened to everything. I then went without a doctor for 8 years. I found an outstanding internist, but he died of luekemia. I then went another 8 years without a doctor. At age 34, I found another outstanding internist, and stayed with him for 3 years. The office got tired of me not being able to afford his payments, so I was not allowed to see him after 3 years. They said I could see his physicians assistant. She was terrible..she tried to reverse everything he wrote down on my record. I left. It's now been 4 years and 7 months I have been without a doctor. I will focus on the positive, and keep looking. I found, 2009 a diabetic physician, the office guaranteed me he was excellent and very kind. He was not. I ended up in the emergency room about a year later, and the hospital told me that they had treated so many of his patients in their emergency room , that it was practically every other patient he had. I was SO relieved after they told me that, as, I felt bad that that doctor and I did not get along…here it turns out he is seriously a quack. I found another doctor at a walk in clinic, but I did not actually see him…just met him real quick , and changed my mind..the office told me he was an outstanding diabetic specialist, but it turned out he was a general practitioner. I was glad I did not get become a patient of his, as, he seemed nice , but, no, he told me the truth, which I appreciated. He said " I honestly do not take in brittle diabetics..I really don't know too much about that. " I was not mad at him, but just politely got up and left. I will keep on looking. Anne