Who do I listen to? My Endo? My regular Doc or my Ortho?

By Barbi Latest Reply 2009-09-24 08:10:09 -0500
Started 2009-09-23 19:33:40 -0500

I don't know what to do. I have read a few books, and I am realizeing that diabetes is a nasty thing that affects just about every system in your body…and everything you eat, do, and feel affects your numbers. I have three doctors (so far) for my high blood pressure & general health, diabetes, and degenertive arthritus. (Please forgive the poor spelling!) Everytime I see them I bring a current list of meds with dosage and name of the Doc that perscribed them. But it seems like there is always some sort of conflict. My regular Doc likes how I am doing on my BP meds, but my Endo wants to increase my dosage…the stuff I'm taking for my knee can affect BP and the side-effects for everything leaves me running to the bathroom after every meal. UGH. All three of my Doc's know one another and seem to respect each other…but I feel like a monkey in the middle! I try to be pro-active in all my treatments and my A1C's are great after only a year of diagnoses, but the pain from the arthritis and now the nuropthy in my toes can keep me up at night and from enjoying my daughters' activities…and I am only 46! I'm looking for some advice…I want Quality and Quanity of life.

3 replies

Harlen 2009-09-24 08:10:09 -0500 Report

I would tell them whhat you feal and whats going on with the meds.
Let them work it out and then tell you what you need to do
I have my grandbaby and have had her for 4 years and she is so much fun
I am 46 and T2 for 4 plus years
hope this helps

kdroberts 2009-09-24 07:44:22 -0500 Report

If you have never asked them why they want you to do something, start doing it. Evaluate their reasons and talk it through with the other doctors as well. It should become a pretty easy choice in the end. You have to remember that your doctor is your adviser. If they don't explain why they want you to do something then they are not doing you any good as an adviser.

PAT L 2009-09-23 21:02:18 -0500 Report

well barbi i talk to my heart doc an go with what he tells me.. i have a kidney doc an he wants me to up my med all the time, but my heart doc tells me what i can an cant do. them i adjust from that. things work good when you put the last say in them,, i have a lot of extra pills but when you control an watch what you do you will know what you need to do in the long run…hope this helps