Uplifting Medical Appointment

By Crashnot Latest Reply 2010-08-23 22:01:16 -0500
Started 2010-08-19 17:23:00 -0500

I just got home from one of my best diabetes appointments in 42 years. What a treat! Our old diabetes nurse practitioner moved to Australia in April, and in her place is a fellow who has 43-years of pharmacy work behind him and who is REALLY into figuring out how to make diabetics tick better.

He's the first person who has bothered to describe Dawn Effect to me, hormone by hormone, explained why we are more resistant to insulin first thing in the morning and how to deal with it, and then taught me a bunch of tricks on my pump that I should have known where there but never really thought to look up on the manual.

I think I can finally reel in these impossible sugar spikes I have in the next three days. There IS a way to deal with them! Can't wait to go back in three months! I usually don't get too excited about my doctor/nurse visits, but this time someone LISTENED to me and didn't brush off my problems but actually had some concrete solutions. Sigh.

Now I can actually look forward to my big appointment next week with Canada's #1 diabetes guru at McMaster's University. I'll be very pleased if their patient counseling can match this guy's! :-)

Lisa in Ontario

10 replies

Mair 2010-08-23 22:01:16 -0500 Report

I am so happy for you. Everone needs to know their care givers listen. I am glad you found a good one.

RAYT721 2010-08-19 18:21:36 -0500 Report

It sounds like he's a jolly good fellow, which nobody can deny. And a big thumbs up to you for finding answers and following the advice, sharing your experiences, and being in our community. For that, THANK YOU!

MAYS 2010-08-19 18:13:29 -0500 Report

Good news is always great news!
Glad to know that your appointment was a successful one.


Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-08-19 17:36:41 -0500 Report

Happy day Crashnot,
HALLELUJAH, glad to read the praise report keep up the good wk. Be blessed & you are highly favored in the name of Jesus.

Workign 4 Jesus, & Loving it.
Mama Dee

Jeannie Holmes
Jeannie Holmes 2010-08-19 17:28:24 -0500 Report

Very happy for you! I go to mine tomorrow. But I really love my doctor. She is great!

Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-08-19 17:39:31 -0500 Report

Happy day Ms. Jeannie,
I will be standing on the wall concerning your appointment upon tomorrow. Also will be waiting for your praise report. Being highly favored in the name of Jesus is a good thing don't you feel it.

Working 4 Jesus, & Loving it.
Mama Dee

Jeannie Holmes
Jeannie Holmes 2010-08-19 17:45:17 -0500 Report

The Lord is good!!
Thank you for your prays. : )

Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-08-20 00:40:39 -0500 Report

Happy day,
Pray all is well w/you. So lets hear about your Dr. appointment. Pray you are still here are I guess I will have to get details on Fri. Stood on the wall 4 you today. Stay blessed you already know that you are highly favored in the name of Jesus.

Working 4 Jesus, & Loving it.
Mama Dee

Crashnot 2010-08-19 17:26:01 -0500 Report

Oops, make that 25 years experience as a pharmacist. Couldn't slow down enough to proof my mail!