A visit to the endocrinologist

jlhrph
By jlhrph Latest Reply 2011-02-15 19:22:35 -0600
Started 2011-02-15 15:04:01 -0600

I go the endocrinologist tomorrow for the first time. I was diagnosed in 2006. For the first couple of years I managed well. Then I fell off the wagon. Fell off big time went from A1c of 7 to 10 in 6 months. Now I am trying to get things back in line. What are some questions that I should ask when I go in for my visit? I am trying to count carbs again and can see some improvement. I currently am on Prandin 2mg, Metformin 1000mg, and Amaryl 4mg twice daily.


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re1ndeer
re1ndeer 2011-02-15 19:22:35 -0600 Report

Since this is your first visit to the endocrinologist, I suggest you take your log book with you so, your endo can check it for you. Also, if you do a food journal take that along with you too, this way your endo can see what you've been eating a give you advice as to how many carbs you should have at a meal to help you bring your numbers down..

Your endo will more than likely request a blood draw for another HbA1c, tosee where you are with your numbers.

My endocrinologist also checks for thyroid issues, yours may also.

good luck.

Harlen
Harlen 2011-02-15 16:56:36 -0600 Report

Hello and welcome
with your numbers up that hight you may wish to ask you doc to put you on insulin fo9r a time to get your numbers down where they need to be then go back to the pills if thats whats right for your needs .
I know others here will tell you more .
Best wishes
Harlen

jlhrph
jlhrph 2011-02-15 17:21:41 -0600 Report

thanks I had not thought of that

Harlen
Harlen 2011-02-15 17:43:50 -0600 Report

The pills didnt work as well as inaulin dose for me I was glad to get my #s in the good thats how I knew that when I whent back on pills that it was better to go on insulin and I hate needles but it was what was best
best wishes
harlen

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