Going to doctor

Sailor - 20977
By Sailor - 20977 Latest Reply 2009-01-05 02:21:04 -0600
Started 2009-01-04 09:46:09 -0600

I am going to see an endocranologist because of the good information from you all. I want to get it right.My MD wants to put me on insulin. As Amy's articale says type 2 people are doing better on insulin than not. I want what others have said the right meds, the right care from the right kind of doctor. This isn't easy for me. I freak out about needles, pass out. So this doctor has it all and I'm going to get it done. Thank you for all your knowledge and experiance on the matter of health,care and the right motivation. Bless you for sharing. I will update after my visit.

8 replies

Petrea 2009-01-05 02:21:04 -0600 Report

I am Type 2 on oral meds and insulin and my control is much better. It is scary to go on insulin at first but they will teach you how and stay with you until you are comfortable giving yourself shots. I went into the office every day and gave myself shots until I decided I didn't need them for moral support any longer. Before long you'll be an old hand at it and it won't bother you a bit. Good Luck!

Sparrow - 16557
Sparrow - 16557 2009-01-04 21:44:40 -0600 Report

Excellent! I think you'll find that the information you get from an endocrinologist will be MUCH more detailed and precise.

Hope you are made "more comfortable" by your endocrinologist, too.

Avera 2009-01-04 21:30:18 -0600 Report

Good For You!

I am Type 2 and use both oral meds and insulin. I use the Levemir Pen. I was the same as you with needles but the needles with my pen are so small they don't even look like needles. I bet you do just fine! Looking forward to hearing about your doctor visit.


LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-01-04 17:16:30 -0600 Report

I agree. Smart move. An Endocrinologist is better equipped to work with you and get you to the right place. I began seeing one, on advice of my MD, in November. Extremely nice and very knowledgeable and interested in helping me. All doctors are different, of course, so if you are not satisfied with the one you'll see, don't hesitate to keep looking until you find one with whom you "click".

It is very helpful to get varying ideas and opinions and other information from others that share your health issues. Not the same as following doctor's orders, of course, but at least provides information and gives you things to check out. Best of luck to you, and please let us know what happens.

2009-01-04 10:15:41 -0600 Report

I'm glad to hear you are going to see a doctor. I know that needles can be scary to some people, but what might happen if you don't get the help you need might be worse. I wish you the best. Let us know how things turn out for you.

2009-01-04 09:51:04 -0600 Report

Very smart move on your part! I do take insulin shots and have always been terrified of needles. I give myself two shots twice a day with no problems. The needles are so small, you never feel it. I hope this works great for you, please let us know what the Endo tells you! Take care, Angie