Ok, after a year of ups and higher ups with blood sugar my Family Dr. finally threw in the towel and referred me to an Endocrinologist....What I have been pushing for for over 5 months!!! I asked him about puting me on Premixed Insulin and he just said "you'll have to see a specialist for that"... I hate to say it, I love my Family Dr....believe me...but he's out of his freakin mind!!! I see him at least once each month, and at first he was great...then about 5 months ago he acted "Funny"... he didn't remember what meds he put me on... I had started out on regular Metformin 500 mg., then 1000 mg. then 1500 mg. Then he changed it to Metformin ER 1000 mg. then 1700 mg. At my last visit he said he wanted to put me on Gluchophage XR....500 mg X 2 at night.... I thought....ok. When I got home I realized he didn't change me, it was what I was already on....when I called he changed it to 1500 mg. again!!! He even forgot I was already taking Lantus.....that started at 15 units at night, I am now on 70 units at night....along with the Glipizide...
He's also very moody, and has made me cry by being so rude to me... So, I think it's best that I see a specialist...I mean, this is very important, if not life-threatening..and I don't need a nut case trying to treat me.
So, what should I expect? I have never seen an Endocronologist before....
I have been a spectator for so long..Now it's time to participate.......
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome, Spinal Stenosis, DDD....
1999 Hemi Lamenectomy/2005 Spinal Fusion(L4-S1)
Methadone 120 mg. a day/ 30 mg. Oxycodone as needed(up to 4 x a day)
High Blood Pressure: Lisinopril HCTZ 10 mg. daily
Type 2 Diabetes: (March 16, 2009)
Metformin HCL ER 1700 mg. at night..Glipizide 10mg. 2X in the morning and bedtime
Lantus 50 units at bedtime with Solostar Pen
Byetta 5 mcg. 2X daily
I cannot wait to see the Endo...I have issues with sweating (I had a hysterectomy in 1995 but left one ovary), and HBP, Diabetes, CP.....oh the list is long..... it's odd that the sweating bothers me the most...it's horrible....I wake up in a puddle....ha ha
I know that Diabetes is the reason I am being referred to him, but I hope he'll let me talk about other issues as well... My Family Dr. would only talk to me about Diabetes when I went in for a follow up...his nurse once told me to make sure and tell the desk exactly what I needed to talk about so I wouldn't put him behind schedule....HUH???
I felt like I was bothering them.....but now I got what I wanted....I'll fill you all in after....