More bad news

By BreC Latest Reply 2014-11-18 16:47:51 -0600
Started 2014-11-12 17:06:08 -0600

Just got a call from my doctor office. They are going to make an appointment with a Lipid specialist for me. The closest is about 80-85 miles away from me. My doctor office is supposed to call me back by Friday to tell me when my appointment is. They are hoping that when we get a handle on my sugar levels the other will come down also but they want to make sure they are doing all they can to care for me. Way too much going on right now.

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BreC 2014-11-18 16:47:51 -0600 Report

Appointment with Dr Jeffrey Boord at Vanderbilt in Nashville Tn at 3:20pm CST. He is the Lipid Specialist.

valentine lady
valentine lady 2014-11-16 17:55:16 -0600 Report

Hi BreC,
I wish I could relate to ypur condition, but I don't think I can. Never having the problem all I can offer is someone to talk to, lots of love and hugs and most importantly, my prayers. Keep us

BreC 2014-11-16 18:28:24 -0600 Report

Thank you Valentine Lady. I have read that you have had some problems too. Hope everything gets better for you. Gods Blessings to you and your family.

Angie Type 1
Angie Type 1 2014-11-15 17:28:07 -0600 Report

Hugs and prayers coming your way. Did the doctor make an appointment for you? "Breathe"

BreC 2014-11-16 10:27:43 -0600 Report

Thank you Angie. I didn't get a call back from my doctors office yet but I did see my doctors main nurse yesterday and she said they haven't been able to make an appointment yet. They want to make sure that whomever I see will take my insurance and with living so far away, she also wants to make sure that whatever time/date I get will be easy for me to get there. I have a way there but I can't go alone because of other medical issues. My son is going with me and will do the driving. Just a lot to keep in mind when planning a trip like that.

RosalieM 2014-11-14 07:30:57 -0600 Report

Hi Brec
A little feedback from an old diabetic. Read your post over, you have put all the responsibility for you diabetes in your doctors hands. You have control over your blood sugar and your tryglicerides (spelling?) lipids. Cut the sugar and starch in your diet and your lipids will go down. All the doctor can do is give you more drugs. The less drugs you have to take the healthier you will be.

BreC 2014-11-16 10:20:53 -0600 Report

"They are hoping that when WE get a handle on my sugar levels". I am doing all I can in conjunction with my doctor to bring my levels into acceptable range. I have changed my diet but I have had problems with my lipids for as long as I can remember. I am taking each day as it comes and praying for the best.

Type1Lou 2014-11-13 11:02:11 -0600 Report

For us diabetics, they like to see our total lipids at 170 or lower. I have been on a statin for years which has helped keep me within acceptable limits. Hoping they find the right solutions for you!

lilleyheidi 2014-11-13 01:22:01 -0600 Report

The only advice I can offer you, because I know what it is like when it feels like there is way too much going on, is to do things one step at a time. Take a deep breath and plunge into the next thing. You CAN do it. Have faith in yourself and you'll get through these things. Keep moving forward and you'll get healthier. HUGS heidi

MaxieFo 2014-11-12 20:28:15 -0600 Report

Hi BreC,
I think I have a little idea how you may be feeling. I also got some bad news from my doctor today. I thought I was doing good with my blood sugar levels and lowering my cholesterol only to find out that I need to work even harder to lower my levels more and now my triglycerides are up. I know I am just getting started, but I have been working very hard over the last two months so this news is frustrating.

I hope that once you lower your blood sugar levels everything else levels out well.

Prayers & Blessings

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