When I was first diagnosed my doctor had a very nonchalant attitude and he wanted to see me every three to six months with lab work before the visit. We would discuss the numbers and he would raise my medication or switch me to a different one. When his wife joined the practice she was pro-active and started me on a low dose of Lantus and asked me to fax my food journal and daily blood sugars once a week to her office. She then called me to increase my Lantus till we had it figured out and she saw that I knew how to regulate my Lantus according to my food plan and numbers. I still see her every 6 months.
When I went to the non-grain, non-tuber food plan she was encouraging and told me to keep track of my numbers. She only wanted to be alert
ed if something went katty wampus. Otherwise I was to do the food plan and watch my numbers. I don't have a scale and it wasn't until my clothes started falling off that I realized I was losing weight. My last visit had her grinning ear to ear. She was very encouraging and said, "Your last three labs have been excellent. I know you are insurancically challenged so let's not get new labs until May, ok?" Very cool lady! She trusts my judgement and I usually ask questions here from my HW buddies or just call the office nurse for advice.
The things that would send me to the office are a severe cold, foot sore, breast lump, or something like that. Most of my diabetes questions can be settled over the phone with her now.
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
~Please remember that 50% of all doctors graduated in the bottom half of their class! Yours may be one of them..."People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in
, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
Post Edited (Jeannie143) : 1/3/2008 6:48:50 AM (GMT-7)