New Doctor

By Madmankm Latest Reply 2014-10-13 10:33:46 -0500
Started 2013-07-31 06:55:49 -0500

Good Morning, Since being able to afford the new Insulin and after waiting 8 months I decided to change doctors. The new doctor was concerned the last doctor let my blood stay above 300 for so long and gave me a new round of treatments, i am now on 30 units at bedtime and 10 units at each meal and the blood is still above 300 this morning. I am hoping that within a couple weeks my sugars will be below 150 and I can start feeling better? And yes, I eat right and exercise when I can as I have CHF and still trying to get better with that, this is the main reason I switched doctors as the other one just did not seem to care. So if your not happy with your Doctor "CHANGE"..

8 replies

Naturalexpressions 2014-10-13 10:33:46 -0500 Report

Hi, I am new to this board but not to diabetes. Type two for 25 years. You said you eat right. Would you mind telling me what eating right means to you?

joemonzo08 2013-08-15 11:09:02 -0500 Report

Chug water like there is no tomorrow. When I had my sugars in the 600s when I recently got diagnosed between eating right (which you already do) and having at least 8 or more bottles of water a day I leveled out my sugars in 2 weeks. Best advice I can give and good luck!

Madmankm 2013-08-15 09:01:28 -0500 Report

Glad to say my blood is down to the 200 to 250 range , only a little more to go and I will be in my 150 range. My A1C yesterday was 10.1 . Yea .. down from 12.7

silvie mae
silvie mae 2013-08-09 09:08:54 -0500 Report

I was diagnosed two years ago. They first diagnosed me with type 2. I was put on Metformin and told not to eat anything white or that comes in a box or a bag. Needless to say after being overdosed on insulin by a diabetic dr. No less, and 6 doctors later I finally was properly diagnosed type 1.

Even then the Endocrinologist I was seeing was not giving me proper care so I asked him for a referral to the endocrinologist I am currently with. I now have a team if wonderful health care professionals and I am proudly sporting the Omnipod and the Dexcom. My B/G average for the past 2 weeks is about 104. That is a huge difference from what they were a month ago.

So I totally agree with you Madmankm. Keep searching for the right doctor. Don't settle! It is extremely important in management of this disease to have competent and compassionate care. :-)

Rebelove 2013-07-31 21:27:00 -0500 Report

So glad to hear that you've found a better, caring doctor. It will take a bit of time, but it sounds like you're on the right track! Keep me posted…I care! :) 2013-07-31 11:09:50 -0500 Report

I am going to change mine to he works at the chc. clinic and for the last 4 years has done nothing to help me I have no medical so it's hard.but yes I will change I am trying to get off the state spend down so this company that makes my insulin will help I can not work yet got hurt 3 1/2 years ago did not work a lot stay home mom be for so not enough to get diabilty.sorry for the spelling I need to work on it when I fell I hurt my head so it taking long time to get to normal.but so happy to hear your going to a better doc.and it will take time to lower but if it don't go back so he can tell you what to do good luck

Madmankm 2013-07-31 11:41:39 -0500 Report

Yea, she even called me this morning. I did not ask for my Thyroid update she did, as I was getting my blood tested for my INR she had my thyroid checked as well since I had to fast that morning, it was way out of range and she is concerned so she is checking something and will call me back about it. I am liking this new doc as she seems to be concerned!

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