An Apple a day keeps the doctor away

Katie Suvak
By Katie Suvak Latest Reply 2014-03-05 15:29:06 -0600
Started 2014-02-27 20:30:46 -0600

I don't know about you but I hate going to the doctors. Im always so scared to and I'm nervous and get high. Does anyone else get freaked out going to their doctors?

10 replies

PetiePal 2014-03-05 15:29:06 -0600 Report

Lately yes. I never used to but my diabetes has stopped responding well to my Glumetza and Glimepiride, so after my next lab tests I have a strong feeling he wants me to go in injectables :(

JaredLahti 2014-02-28 20:24:35 -0600 Report

I think if you have a really good doctor you shouldn't feel scared to see them. I really like my doctor so I don't get too concerned, unless I am not taking care of myself, but then I am more worried about that to be honest. My doctor was gone for a year and his replacement was a quack, which made me nervous about going. All she wanted to do was add more and more drugs and then lie to me.

Type1Lou 2014-02-28 18:53:53 -0600 Report

I don't have the doctor-phobia but do eat an apple with peanut butter every day for lunch. Depending on the weight of the apple, it runs between 29 and 47 grams of carb.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-02-28 09:17:22 -0600 Report

I have never been nervous about going to the doctor. In fact I looked forward to seeing my last doctor and the one I have now. My last doctor and I discussed my health and the goals I set for maintaining and improving my health. He was an avid reader and we were both reading the Steig Larrson books so we also discussed those.

The doctor that I have now have the same type of relationship. He has modified some of my goals with my help and we also discuss other medical problems. He is a Downton Abbey fan and I am the only patient he has who is also a fan so we discussed the show. In fact he sent me an email after the last episode for the season on Sunday night. We have a very good professional and friendly relationship.

GabbyPA 2014-02-28 08:40:16 -0600 Report

I have never enjoyed going to the doctor, but am glad they are there when there are things going on I don't understand. The bi annual visits though, I know they are looking, but what happens, at least with me, is that I am just a diabetic patient. It seems if I want to discuss anything else, it's kind of pushed aside. So no, I don't really like going either. Mostly because I feel like I'm throwing money away. I'd much rather put my money into a good class or a specialist who should care more.

dagger1234 2014-02-27 22:07:09 -0600 Report

What is there to be scared of? I always thought about hospitals as a bad place to be. I have not had health insurance in about 13+ years. Something as small (well it was annoying me but didn't seem to be a big issue what I thought it was to be. Was my constant urination), turned out to be diabetes. Since 3 months ago of being diagnosed, I've been to the hospital Atleast 20 times. It's a drag to go but I think about it as it's a good thing because it's benefitting you in the long run.

jayabee52 2014-02-27 20:39:07 -0600 Report

I used to be the same way Katie, but when one is older and more experienced in going to the Dr. that kinda goes away. At least it did for me.

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