By KarenC226 Latest Reply 2010-08-09 22:57:33 -0500
Started 2010-08-09 14:49:46 -0500

As I stated in my last post my Doctor had her nurse call to tell me that I was diabetic and that she called in a script for me. I went and got the Metformin and have been taking it. I had a few questions so i call her office. I asked why was I not having to test my blood sugar levels? The nurse proceeds to tell me that I am on the meds and i dont need to be testing my blood sugar. I know from experince that is not right. When I was prego and had gestational diabetes I had to test. My father had type 2 and I watched him test his 2 sometimes 3 times a day. I know its is important to do so. I called back to the doctor office and very plainly told them I wanted to speak with the Doctor no a nurse. I am feeling as if I am being left in the dark about whats going on and my doctor is avoiding me. I am to the pont of throwing my hands in the air and yelling I give up. What are we supposed to do when the doctor we trusts can not or will not tell us what we need to know ore help to ease our fears. I am n o fool and i have seen what diabetes can and will do to the body. Sorry for ranting but I needed to letting it out. I have become not only stress out but angry over this.

8 replies 2010-08-09 22:36:59 -0500 Report

i am very frusterated they diagnose you dont give you but a little packet and send you home with me having no idea of what to do what to eat for the first two days i would not eat didnt know what i could or could not have still dont this bits any advice would be helpfull i have type 2diabetes

KarenC226 2010-08-09 22:21:01 -0500 Report

I want to thank you all for listening to me and not blocking me for my rant. It really helped to let go. Just sorry it was not on the person I was upset with.

KarenC226 2010-08-09 22:15:07 -0500 Report

I plan on finding a new doc. asap. After brooding and ranting today i thought back to past health questions i had asked her and her answer was to up my anti- depressant. i could not get in to see her and went to anther doc at the same office he is the one who ordered the tests i took. I know i am not her only patient but i feel i have the right to know whats going one and have my questions answered.

monkeymama 2010-08-09 22:57:33 -0500 Report

Please do not give up because of some greedy and uncaring doctor and office. You have every right to know and get proper care you deserve. No one deserves that kind of treatment. Just remember, you pay them to do their job. The doctor works for you… make sure you have the control. When you begin looking for a new doctor to help you with your diabetes. You might try going online to research the doctors in your area. There are free cites where you can hear what other patients have to say about the doctor and how they are graded as a doctor. After having so many issues with trying to find the right doctor to help me with my insulin/pump management. I started researching and wound up with a WONDERFUL doctor. It is a little drive but well worth what he has already done for me in such a short time with my insulin pump. I am starting to feel GREAT slowly but surely. Try to hang in there and know we are here to help you and listen when you need to just vent. It does help… You can do this…You will do this… Take a deep breath…have faith and believe in you.

callamityjan 2010-08-09 21:20:43 -0500 Report

I say find a new doctor. I'm in the process of doing that right now because twice now he has not been available when I was sick and I had to go to a walk-in. Don't be afraid to say no to your doctor. I get enough test strips to test 4 times a day. I don't always but I want the option if I need it. Stress is not good at all for your diabetes either. There are plenty of doctors out there that will listen and you have to remember you are the one paying their salary. Hang in there and don't give up, you have the right frame of mind with the testing.

GabbyPA 2010-08-09 19:49:36 -0500 Report

It sounds like time to find a new doctor. Make an appointment with your doctor and have a face to face conversation with him about how you feel and what you expect from your treatment plan. If he doesn't meet you satisfactorily, then it is time to say good-bye.

Like Mays said, you know what to do. Make it clear to your doctor that you want to be proactive in your treatment. Sometimes they take the lazy way out because so many of their patients are lazy. You show him that you are different.

Harlen 2010-08-09 17:27:13 -0500 Report

It may be time to get a new Doc or a Endo to help out.
You know what you need to do and just on pills dont mean you dont need to test ,big time
Best wishes

MAYS 2010-08-09 15:30:16 -0500 Report

You know what you know, and you do what you know needs to be done the right way, (for you).


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