just wondering

By kaismommy713 Latest Reply 2014-01-18 15:56:37 -0600
Started 2014-01-18 12:52:50 -0600

I was diagnosed with diabetes because I was one point higher than hat I was supposed to be on my blood sugar but I can't remember if it was a fasting test or not. I have been on metformin fr about a year and my dr hasn't had me get blood sugar tested again. Also they never have had me prick my finger. What should I do?

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kaismommy713 2014-01-18 14:47:21 -0600 Report

they never have me testing anything. the late test i had was when they put me on the med. my skin around my toes is very dry and i have sharp shooting pains in my feet. i am having the sleeve surgery in the next few months since i am severely morbidly obese.

101 Diabetics
101 Diabetics 2014-01-18 15:56:37 -0600 Report

We wish you much success with your plan. But we encourage you to learn as much as you can. Don't even think about depending on the doctors alone! This is all about you now. And it is you who must care enough to learn as much as possible how to help yourself.

Glucerna 2014-01-18 13:26:31 -0600 Report

These are good questions to ask your doctor. Also, learn as much as you can about diabetes by reading the information here as well as at www.diabetes.org The more information you know, the better questions you can ask. ~Lynn @Glucerna

jayabee52 2014-01-18 13:17:13 -0600 Report

Howdy Kaismommy.
Your post has me a bit confused. You say you were one point higher than you were "supposed to be on my blood sugar" and your Dr ("they") "never have had me prick my finger". In other words you had not been instructed to regularly test your Blood Glucose (BG - aka "sugar")? And you are on a BG reducing medication? I think that is borderline malpractice. (I take for granted your Dr is a run of the mill GP rather than an Endochrinologist.)

As to what to do about it, I would start looking for a Dr who takes your T2 seriously (which your current Dr does not seem to do), and maybe even seek the help of an Endo, who specializes in Diabetes care.

There are a lot of things which would be helpful to know about you: how long you have been Dx'd? What are you doing besides taking Met to control your T2? How often are you testing your BG levels (minimum should be 3 x a day and written in a log book) . There's much more, but this should be enough for now.

Praying God's best for you and yours

James Baker

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