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By taubsj Latest Reply 2010-03-22 15:53:50 -0500
Started 2010-03-05 22:38:25 -0600

hello im new to this site. i have pre diabetes, and had gestational diabetes when pregnant with both my kids. i am trying to do my best at this fight against type 2,but i am starting to get a little depressed. my drs dont listen to me and dont realy seem interested in helping me avoid type 2.

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GabbyPA 2010-03-22 15:53:50 -0500 Report

Hi Taubsj and welcome to our community. There are a lot of great discussions you can access on pre-diabetes in our search format. They should help you out, where your doctor is lacking. At least arm you with some ideas to share with them.

It is crummy when doctors don't seem to want to listen. What I have done that helps a lot is take a notebook with my questions in it with me to the visit. I leave a space after each question so that I can write down what they tell me, mostly because I have a crummy memory. LOL. I ask my questions and don't leave until I get an answer I can accept or work with. Sometimes doctors are so used to patients just doing nothing, they don't waste their time. So once you are showing you are wanting to be pro-active things should change. If they don't, then it is time to find a doctor that will listen to you. He is treating you, not the average diabetic. His goal should be to help you prevent becoming type 2, if it isn't, then it is time to move on.

Harlen 2010-03-06 09:18:53 -0600 Report

I would get a new Doc right away.
From all I can tell if your going to get it you are going to get it no matter what you do it will come.Thats not to sey you made it happen YOU DID NOT!
I was DX 5 years ago and pills didnt help so they put me on insulin now I am on the pump I am T2 I now have great numbers and all is well
I wish I didnt have Diabetes but its not the end of the world iether.
I wish you the best feel free to email me if you have any questions

jayabee52 2010-03-06 01:11:20 -0600 Report

Howdy taubsj
and WELCOME to DC!

I say "ditto" to what Elrond said about being welcome here. And I echo what he said about questions, except I would add that I believe that the only "dumb question" is a SINCERE question which is NOT ASKED!

Most of us are not medical professionals, so check out anything you hear from us "inmates" as just our opinion and run it by your diabetes care team before committing to something that is suggested. But I've found that everyone seems to care for each other and support one another to get the best outcomes we can with our D, no matter what type it is.

Since you are officially prediabetic you might want to take a look at what Kirla is offering above. He posts his BG (-blood glucose, -others use the initials BS -blood sugar).on "Share your numbers with us daily #5" and I must say his numbers ARE impressive.

One thing you need to remember, it is YOUR body you're in control. If you feel your diabetes care team is not taking you seriously, gently but firmly tell them what you are feeling, something like "Dr I feel you're not taking my diabetes threat seriously. It seems to me that you're not interested in helping me avoid type 2. Can you show me where I am in error here?" Or you could say something like: "I'd like to be more aggressive in dealing with the condition I have. Can you help me there?" And then listen to what they say. If you still have that feeling when they're done talking, then find another diabetes care team if you can, as soon as you can. I pray you can get it under better control.

Again, a big WELCOME to DC! Hope to see you in the other discussion boards too.

Deborah L
Deborah L 2010-03-06 00:08:14 -0600 Report

Taubsj, welcome to DC. I relate to what you're going through. My last doctor tested me every 3 months for a year and a half as a prediabetic. Last October I hit 151 fasting so he ordered the A1C. In January, two doctors told me I was and one told me I wasn't diabetic with an A1C of 6%. I decided it didn't matter what their disagreements were, I had to change how to take care of myself. So, learning the right foods to eat, exercising no matter what, learning more about the disease, and getting the support I need locally and in here is what I do. I never expected this, but then who does? In DC, I can ask, learn, whine, get support and laugh when I just need to be a human. Hope we can help. Glad you've found us.

Kirla 2010-03-05 23:08:51 -0600 Report

My blood sugar was way out of control. I believe in controlling this with diet. My fasting blood sugar was 366 when diagnosed. Today my numbers are almost normal. I made a lot of changes to my diet. This what I did to control my blood sugar. Click on the link below.

Good luck

Elrond 2010-03-05 23:06:30 -0600 Report

Welcome to the family. It doesn't matter if you're type 2, type 1, or just possibly threatened with diabetes. You're welcome here and all of us will do our best to share our experience with you. Personally, I was treated as a type 2 for more than 30 years then my endocrinologist 'upgraded' me to type 1 just over a year ago. So I have experience as both types. Of course, I've never had gestational diabetes but the treatment is similar. Feel free to look around and ask questions. Nobody will chide you for asking. The only dumb question is the one you don't ask. We're a huge family of people who mostly never met each other. But we share a common goal: to fight diabetes and assist each other along the way.

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