Diabetes in the news

By Red-Sox-Rich Latest Reply 2014-05-23 15:20:52 -0500
Started 2014-05-22 06:02:28 -0500

This article was in our state paper. I know I read about fellow diabetics who are not happy with their Doctors. This may help you look for someone else. http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-do...

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Rudy39001 2014-05-23 15:20:52 -0500 Report

good to hear from you rich i am coming to grips with the fact that my pcp has been shooting from the hip sort of john wayne style until last tuesday he never acknowledged that i was diabetic his nurse told me there was no records in their office to indicate that i am diabetic that is after there was a possibility of me losing my left foot because a lesion opened up under my left foot and i have been dealing with neuropathy in both feet since 2007 anyway i have learned that if we do not take responsibility for our own health many diabetes patients are never properly diagnosed as to what type diabetes they might have in my case i do not take insulin i think the problem is with the receptors that allow the insulin to penetrate the individual cells i am working on finding someone to determine where i stand i did find out there are neuropathy centers around the country and many times they employ a combination therapy to address the issue i will keep you informed if you would like regards rudy have a great memorial day

Type1Lou 2014-05-23 14:00:15 -0500 Report

After moving permanently to central Florida in 2005, I began to let my PCP manage my diabetes care but was never very comfortable with his approach. In 2010, after a severe low BG hospitalized me while away on vacation and he advised to keep up the same dosages of insulin he'd prescribed, I asked him for a referral to an endo, even though the nearest one was over an hour away. That move saved my life. The endo immediately reduced my Lantus dose by 25% and re-educated me about carb to insulin ratios and sliding scales. Within a year I opted to start pumping and am kicking myself for not having pumped sooner. I have much better control now and my A1c's are back in the 6's. It's good that these doctors in the article you cited are being called to task. It is also incumbent upon us to learn as much as we can about managing our condition and, yes, to even question a doctor if his/her advice doesn't make sense.

Red-Sox-Rich 2014-05-23 13:30:12 -0500 Report

My PCP has taken care of me quite well. I actually saw my Doc today and he was more impressed with my progress than I have been, right Ellen ;) My numbers are in check I lost more weight than I thought and I just need to ramp up my exercise. So my lesson learned was to take baby steps and build from the progress I have made.

jayabee52 2014-05-22 15:02:04 -0500 Report

Howdy Rich
It is always disconcerting when a Dr fails his patients somehow. Of course a physician is always a human being and prone to mistakes and missteps. I have seen a rating service for Drs on TV ads called healthgrades and I took a look at them, and this may help folks who may be looking for a Dr. Take a look at ~ http://www.healthgrades.com/ and put your zipcode and the malady you have into the search box. One can look for dentists and for hospitals as well.

God's best to you and yours

neverlowbg 2014-05-22 13:16:01 -0500 Report

That's why I research my doctors carefully before using them as there are Some real scumbags out there still practicing medicine also if I go to doctor and they seem well dumb or not interested I find another but people like this guy should be hung just my opinion

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