Upset @ myself...:(

By dagger1234 Latest Reply 2014-03-17 18:30:08 -0500
Started 2014-03-13 21:58:21 -0500

Apparently I haven't been paying attention to how much I weighed when I was diagnosed.

We all know that weight scales are different so you would assume and know that hospitals are more accurate. I thought I lost a good 6lbs since being diagnosed but today I had another doctor appointment and they said I gained 2lbs. The doctor seemed really mad at me. Basically , he said that my medications I'm taking are workin as a 'miracle' pilll as of now but won't work as long. He cut down my glipizide from a 10 to a 5mg but I only take it once a day.

What I'm wondering is why is he being so negative towards me? I heard having diabetes, no matter how hard you work out, it's still hard to lose weight. I'm not trying to make an excuse but shouldn't my good blood results prove that I've been working or and dieting hard??? I have told him I haven't been eating and working out since the last 2 weeks but I still try but it seems like my efforts are not being appreciated and congratulated. He told me to call him in a month and see how the lower dosage pills is helping my blood . Yet!!! He didn't even me a phone # to reach him at and I had to mention it and he got embarrassed and handled me his card. *rolls eyes*

I really dislike this hospital and the doctors, staff etc. I've had nothing but trouble here and also the stupid pharmacy I go to.

17 replies

Nitabugg 2014-03-17 18:30:08 -0500 Report

he was being a bit insensitive! Loosing weight isn't all that easy being a diabetic mainly because of balancing insulin/glucose along with many other things! Don't get discouraged!! if you are doing your best than that is all that matters!!

GabbyPA 2014-03-17 14:06:52 -0500 Report

Sounds like your doctor was having a bad day. That is a crazy reaction to a 2 pound gain. I remember I was so excited to go in because I had lost enough weight to get into a smaller pant size...but on the scale, I was the same. My doctor did kind of the same thing to me. I was so upset. We just have to find a way to be happy with ourselves and not let them bring us down.

diabeetle 2014-03-15 00:03:41 -0500 Report

Not bash on your doc, but he should be more supportive than that. It doesn't sound to me that he is considering what the weight is from either. If ou have been working as hard as that to lose it, I would think a gained two pounds would be from muscles, especially when you are having good sugars as well. Maybe look for a better endo. Doctor? Hope this helped and best of luck to you!! Diabeetle

BB42 2014-03-14 23:09:01 -0500 Report

Let me share some of my experiences in hope that you will see that your reaction to your doctor is not that unusual. That the doc decreased your med sis a positive sign that you are doing well. His attitude could be better. For a number of years I was told I needed to lose weight or risk becoming diabetic. My doctor pulled no punches so I changes doctors. I thought I was being careful with my weight but it kept going up until my new doc told meI had diabetes. I thought I was taking care of my diet and exercise but my weight continued to climb. I was so frustrated that I took my scale and punched it till it exploded. I began to realize that the problem was not my poor scale but, despite what I thought, I wasn't doing things right. My diabetes counselors helped me design a good diet and an exercise program. Now, things are much better for me and will be for you. Work with them and you will see positive results

Glucerna 2014-03-14 15:11:24 -0500 Report

You're right that every scale is a bit different, and even hospital and doctor's office scales can be inaccurate if they're not calibrated. Plus your weight will vary if you're weighed at different times of day, or in different clothing. Weight loss is important, but the fact that you've made changes in your lifestyle to lower your blood sugar levels is really key. You're on the right track! ~Lynn @Glucerna

Carla48 2014-03-14 13:53:19 -0500 Report

If you can find another doctor. This one sounds like he has way too much on his plate to find empathy or compassion for individuals. Most importantly…don't beat yourself up. Even hospital scales are not necessarily accurate. It is best to make sure to weigh yourself as consistently as possible on one scale and track those results. Also, LauraS is right-support for your healthy lifestyle should come from your own life, and your friends and family that love you. Keep up the good work!

LauraS 2014-03-14 09:11:59 -0500 Report

Don't mean to be a downer but not everyone is caring and considerate. It's amazing how many people truly don't give a crap about anyone else. Don't look to a new doctor to give you kudos for your efforts. That should come from friends and family. The doctor doesn't know you and probably has a ton of patients to see everyday. You need to congratulate yourself, don't ever be upset by what others say or do. They don't know you. Only you know what effort you put in so you have to be your own best friend all the time. Look in the mirror and say "I like myself!". I now it sounds silly but every little bit of positive helps.

theladyiscrazy 2014-03-14 07:47:08 -0500 Report

If he lowered your glipizide, then you have to be doing something right. Meds aren't lowered unless you don't need them any longer or they have made a complete medication change. Perhaps he was frustrated with something else???? Just keep working hard.

jigsaw 2014-03-14 06:51:25 -0500 Report

Maybe, just maybe, you are misinterpreting the reason for his attitude to some extent. I'm just taking a wild guess, but the fact that he lowered your dosage, seems to be a positive sign. Maybe he was stressed that day!

As it stands, I know and you know how hard you've been working at it. Keep up the good job that you are doing, and don't let the doctors negative attitude discourage you.

jayabee52 2014-03-14 00:50:24 -0500 Report

Howdy Dagger
(sarcasm font/on) What you think you're at DC and the Dr is going to appreciate your every little effort, Huh? (sarc font/off) LoL!

I must weigh my self 6 times a week for my dialysis (once before dialysis and once after I get off the machine x 3 sessions a wk) I know too well the problem with scales. I really think the scale in our clinic is wacked out for I can get on it and it will be one reading, and then again I can hit the -o- button and get on again and it will be 0.5 kg different than the reading before (we use Kgs to measure our weight water weight)

What Trudy Ann wrote about the 2 lb gain being due to your working out may be onto something there. What tells the tale is if your clothes (particularly your jeans) are fitting looser.

That was the first I was aware of my beginning to lose 65 lbs was that my jeans which had been quite tight, were needing a belt to hold them up. They started to fall right down to my ankles (potentially embarassing).

God's best to you


peggy1255 2014-03-13 23:34:28 -0500 Report

I think your doctor is very rude, if a doctor I went to acted this way , I would never go to him again his bedside manner needs much work , it's hard enough dealing with this disease , you should not have to deal with such insensitivity , I pray you find a doctor with more compassion, or your present doctor awakens from his self righteous behavior .

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-03-13 23:25:52 -0500 Report

Congrats on your blood results. That is a great job in itself and yes, I think it should be appreciated.
It is a lot harder to loose weight than to gain it, not only to gain but to keep it level. If you have been exercising more that could explain the 3 extra lbs. When you exercise you build muscle which at first can cause gain. I think if my doctor rolled his eyes at me I would ask him " Do you have something in your eye? ".
I have a problem where I live. I am in a small rural town. There are no specialist close much less any that are in my ins. network, and only one hospital.
I say keep up the GOOD WORK on you blood results. I hope your relationship with your Doctor, and your pharmacy improve. I will also pray for you.

dagger1234 2014-03-13 23:30:17 -0500 Report

Thanks for your kind words :)

He wasn't my doctor that I usually report to that's why. I know he specializes in diabetes but this is the first time i met up with him.

I was originally referred to see him from my diabetic educator was because I kept having constant but fast and frequent lightning pains throughout my right hand and my feet and recently on my knee cap. He told me it's too early for me on my newly diagnosed few months for me to have neuropathy and that those are not signs of it. So now it's another mystery With what I'm dealing with.

ashley50 2014-03-13 22:26:01 -0500 Report

Hmm i understand. I hope things get better for you. Dont let this discourage you! Ill pray for you!

ashley50 2014-03-13 22:22:56 -0500 Report

Wow, that is not normal for a doctor to act like that! I agree i figured doctors scales would be more accurate? Hmm? I would just keep up with the good work you are doing! Is there anyway you can switch doctors? And pharmacy?

dagger1234 2014-03-13 22:24:34 -0500 Report

I've Asked if I could switch hospitals and they say no because I get my medical through the state so whatever goes with them/ goes and stays!

And as for the pharmacy, it's the closest to my house but I have another one near my bfs too whenever I'm there- I'm on and off everywhere

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