Medical care

Texas lily
By Texas lily Latest Reply 2008-12-06 17:13:24 -0600
Started 2008-12-06 14:52:28 -0600

I am having a hard time finding a doctor that is compassionate or caring in my town. He does not think fasting blood sugars are important or relevant. He feels seeing me once every 5 mnths is adequate. Has anyone had this problem? I have essentially had to rely on myself for proper care.

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LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2008-12-06 17:13:24 -0600 Report

Have you actually been diagnosed as diabetic? If so, it is strange that your doctor would not immediately connect you with a nutritionist and get you into a class of some sort. Even more strange that he/she would not be concerned about fasting blood sugar. Very strange. I would certainly try to locate a new doctor and/or seek the help and advice of an endocronolist. Diabetes is not something to take lightly. If not controll the effects can be devastating - even deadly. Please seek out other help. Also, look at sights like the one the American Diabetic Association has. There are many good diabetic sites on the internet, and many great books and resources at the library. You really need to educate yourself if you've been diagnosed as diabetic.

Anonymous 2008-12-06 14:56:05 -0600 Report

Sounds like you need a new doctor. Has he sent you to a dietician, and endocrinoligst or a diabetes class? I did all of that when I was first diagnosed.