DOCTORS

RATS
By RATS Latest Reply 2010-04-04 17:34:49 -0500
Started 2010-04-02 10:23:38 -0500

MOST DOCTORS DONT CARE IF YOU GET WELL OR NOT, ALL THEY WANT IS THE MONEY AND TO SPEND AS LITTLE TIME WITH YOU AS POSSABLE. THEY DONT TELL YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOWBECAUSE THEY WANT YOU TO KEEP COMNING BACK SO THEY CAN GET THE $ 125 OFFICE VISIT CHARGE. I DIDNT KNOW THAT POTASSIUM & PHOSPHOURS ALONG WITH SALT WILL CAUSE KIDNEY DAMAGE UNTIL I HAD TO GO ON DIALYSIS FOR A YEAR, I WAS ABLE TO BRING BACK MY KIDNEY FUNCTION TO 21% PLUS AND HAVENT BEEN ON DIALYSIS FOR 16 MONTHS NOW BECAUSE I FOUND OUT ABOUT POTASSIUM & PHOSPHOURS & SALT ON SITES LIKE THIS ONE, PEOPLE, EAT ONLY FOODS THAT ARE LOW IN THESE KIDNEY KILLERS AND YOU WILL PROLONG KIDNEY DAMAGE…ASK YOUR DOCTOR TO TELL YOU ABOUT IT !!!!!


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Gabby
GabbyPA 2010-04-04 17:34:49 -0500 Report

You do have to be your own advocate. I used to let doctors just tell me what was wrong, take this pill, do this thing...not any more. I have learned so much here that has taught me to fight for my care. I actually learned a lot with my husband as well, to ask more questions and to not just accept what comes out of their mouth's first. This site has given me a voice, and I hope that it will give everyone here a voice that is heard. Not all doctors are bad...find a good one and find a friend in your health care. Hold tight to them, they can be a great ally in your long life.

Harlen
Harlen 2010-04-02 16:11:13 -0500 Report

I have run into some of each.
Its like every thing else in the world there are good and bad .
The bad ones we drop and the good ones we keep.
best wishes
Harlen

spiritwalker
spiritwalker 2010-04-02 16:05:06 -0500 Report

The person responsible for your diabetes care is you not your Dr. You
can go online, to a library, attend workshops or information days at
hospitals. Its not a Dr. job to teach, its to diagnose! He gives you basic
information. After that its up to you to do research and find what information you need to work the diabetic program you follow, or not.
Its your choice.

MAYS
MAYS 2010-04-02 10:53:26 -0500 Report

We are responsible for our health and well being, no one else.

It's easier to blame others than to accept fault.
No one makes or forces anything on you, you have the right to do your own research, doctors have a job, a profession and many other clients to see.

The medical industry has changed a great deal since the days of the family doctor and house calls, all processed foods are dangerous to the body and so are all of the chemicals, additives and preservatives that are being added, most people want an easy, quick lifestyle and refuse to take the time to cook or take care of themselves.

This is not an attack on you or anyone else but we are responsible for ourselves and can't expect much more from others in this matter.

If people took the business approach towards life, they would see that EVERYTHING is business related in both theory and practice now, everything, it's all about making money, off of someone or something.

Knowledge, research and action which includes a healthier, active lifestyle are the keys to survival for diabetics, it starts with the individual first and foremost, no one feels your physical aches and pains except you, no one, while you are suffering, your doctors is out playing golf (LOL) !

Mays

kdroberts
kdroberts 2010-04-02 10:47:03 -0500 Report

I disagree hugely, there are bad and good doctors just like there are bad and good patients. In general, patients don't want to be bothered with the details, they want to be told what to do, take a pill for this and that and forget about things. That is why most doctors start down this route. It's up to the patient to let them know that they care and want to know about things. If you ask and question your doctor they will answer and question you back.

Potassium, phosphorus and salt are vital for overall health. Low potassium can result in heart, blood pressure and digestion issues plus a whole lot of other smaller ones like muscle cramps and tiredness. Low salt levels can cause you to go into a coma and low phosphorus levels can kill you. They are extreme cases but without guidance it could be easy to get there. One of the important things about low phosphorus diets for diabetics is that having low phosphorus in your body can lead to anemia and numbness/tingling in your fingers and toes. The anemia is important because it will render any A1c reading as false and unreliable and the tingling can mimic diabetic neuropathy which could lead to un-needed testing and stress for the individual.

How much of any vitamin and mineral need will depend on the individual so it's important to really talk to your doctors about overall health and not concentrate on a specific piece of the puzzle.

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