By PabloD Latest Reply 2014-06-12 01:56:37 -0500
Started 2014-06-09 17:28:21 -0500

Hello to everyone, just a few weeks ago I was diagnosed with Diabetes during a routine yearly check, so I got depress for a couple of days, but now I'm feeling more comfortable but with tons of questions, so far I've used Metformin 500mg, the doctor said that it is not a bad of diabetes, so do you have any recommendations? How often do you go to the doctor? Is it good to see an specialist on this matter? Any advice will be welcome!!


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Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-06-12 01:56:37 -0500 Report

Joyce and Lynn have already said what I would suggest. Also check out the web site Lynn listed.
Keep a record of any questions that you think of and never be afraid to talk to your doctor about them. DC ( Diabetic Connect ) is a great site to ask questions and find support. Let us know how you are doing.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-06-10 19:46:59 -0500 Report

Glad you are feeling comfortable. No one can tell you how often to go to the doctor. That is between you and your doctor. The first month my doctor wanted to see me once a week then once a month then every 3 months.

You should have your doctor refer you to an endocrinologist, a registered dietitian and a diabetes education class. I do not ask anyone but my doctor questions regarding my medication or health problems. He is the only one who has my medical history.

Self educate so that you can become more informed. Write down questions for your doctor. Always remember, diabetes is not a one size fits all disease. It can be different for each person. There is no known cure so don't fall for the scams. Find something that works for you. a meal plan, exercise routine, snacks etc… What works for me may not work for you. Good luck.

Glucerna 2014-06-09 17:52:08 -0500 Report

I'm glad you're feeling more comfortable with the diagnosis of diabetes and asking questions. A good online source of information is www.diabetes.org and of course there is great information on this website in the "understanding diabetes" tab. I also encourage you to ask your doctor for a referral to a diabetes educator or diabetes education classes. That way you'll gain even more knowledge which will help you manage diabetes and focus on overall good health. ~Lynn @Glucerna

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