I think im going to switch dr

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Lanie G
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   Posted 2/18/2016 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   
You have every right for being upset. Now, check the list of doctors that are on your insurance. Usually insurance websites have lists you can look through by state and city and choose one. Or, ask others (friends, family) if they have any recommendations and look into if those doctors take your insurance. Choose one and make an appointment as a new patient.

Make copies of your lab tests for the past year or so and take those copies with you to your appointment. You don't even have to deal with your old doctor's office for that. That's what I did when I changed. My old doctor left the medical group and is with another one which is not on our insurance and the old office had not computerized their records; everything was paper and I already had hard copies.

Keep taking the metformin and eat the way you already know you should eat. If three pills a day is bothering you, then go back down to two as you were before. Keep up the medication and the food plan until you get to see the new doctor.

You cannot let this get to you and make you feel worse. You need to move on.

One thing I do want to say is that nowadays most insurance wants patients to use the mail-order pharmacy that they have a contract with, like Express scripts or CareMark for maintenance drugs (which you take regularly) and they say that the 90-day prescription for these meds are cheaper through them. I know you would like to use Target and you probably can while 'testing' out meds to see what works for you but for the long-term, I'm pretty sure insurance wants you to use mail-order. An exception might be with CareMark which also uses CVS pharmacies equally. I use mail-order. It's postage-paid so I don't pay anything. But this really has nothing to do with the doctor problem in my opinion. I think it's only part of the problem.

So, this is what I would do. You will be ok until you get a new doctor!
Lanie

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worriedgirl
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   Posted 2/18/2016 7:05 PM (GMT -6)   
My insurance works mail order or with a cvs based pharmacy so it is all the doctors doing. She is just being a pain in the butt or something that rhymes with witch. I will have a new doctor soon but I need the strips now. So I'm going to my work doctor and see if he will help me.
"No one really dies because they have loved. Because they love they stay in the hearts of the people they have touched so in that their memory lives on." Ghost whisperer-i know corny but this touched me deep down and i see so much truth in it.
ADD-diagnosed 2010
Diabetes- diagnosed 3-29-2012. only using low fat and low carb diet and metformin 1500 mg a day. half at lunch and half at dinner

Lanie G
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   Posted 2/18/2016 7:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok. I hope that works. Good luck!
Lanie

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worriedgirl
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   Posted 2/20/2016 7:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Well I finally got the prescription fixed but I had to call the Dr office and yell and get the office manager to get involved. Apparently on Thursday they faxed the prescription over but only for the 30 day supply and not the 90 day supply. So target only had one box in but they gave me That one and the rest will be in on Monday and I will pay for it then. So I am officially without a doctor until I get a new one. I refuse to go back. After all of this mess I will probably get treated like crap if I went back anyways
"No one really dies because they have loved. Because they love they stay in the hearts of the people they have touched so in that their memory lives on." Ghost whisperer-i know corny but this touched me deep down and i see so much truth in it.
ADD-diagnosed 2010
Diabetes- diagnosed 3-29-2012. only using low fat and low carb diet and metformin 1500 mg a day. half at lunch and half at dinner

Lanie G
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   Posted 2/20/2016 7:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Ok, then. I'm glad you got the prescription. Make sure you have copies of your lab tests, too. I hope you find a good doctor now. Try to have a good weekend and put this all behind you.
Lanie

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worriedgirl
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   Posted 2/22/2016 6:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Well I got the full amount of strips now which is good. Also have an appointment next Thursday with a new doctor so I won't have to go back to her.
"No one really dies because they have loved. Because they love they stay in the hearts of the people they have touched so in that their memory lives on." Ghost whisperer-i know corny but this touched me deep down and i see so much truth in it.
ADD-diagnosed 2010
Diabetes- diagnosed 3-29-2012. only using low fat and low carb diet and metformin 1500 mg a day. half at lunch and half at dinner

Lanie G
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   Posted 2/22/2016 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   
That's great! I hope this works out well for you and you can put all this behind you. You've been through enough!
Lanie

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metformin
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worriedgirl
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   Posted 2/23/2016 7:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Got my tests back. Almost a month ago my a1c was 7.3 and in 3 weeks I brought it down to 6.4. Not great but better. My bad cholesterol in November was 240 which was high is now down to 153 which is good. My good cholesterol is a little low. Overall my health is improving. Only thing I'm having problem with is my fasting sugars. They been high so I have to figure that out. I think they need to add a different medicine to the mix to help that.
"No one really dies because they have loved. Because they love they stay in the hearts of the people they have touched so in that their memory lives on." Ghost whisperer-i know corny but this touched me deep down and i see so much truth in it.
ADD-diagnosed 2010
Diabetes- diagnosed 3-29-2012. only using low fat and low carb diet and metformin 1500 mg a day. half at lunch and half at dinner

Lanie G
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   Posted 2/23/2016 7:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm glad you're seeing better numbers. I would try to adjust the diet and wait a bit before wanting to go with another medication just to bring fasting down. You've improved your lab results a lot! That's great! Good luck with the new doctor!
Lanie

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diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

worriedgirl
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   Posted 2/23/2016 6:05 PM (GMT -6)   
All my other numbers are good though. Even when I go to bed except last night but I'm still seeing high fasting numbers.
"No one really dies because they have loved. Because they love they stay in the hearts of the people they have touched so in that their memory lives on." Ghost whisperer-i know corny but this touched me deep down and i see so much truth in it.
ADD-diagnosed 2010
Diabetes- diagnosed 3-29-2012. only using low fat and low carb diet and metformin 1500 mg a day. half at lunch and half at dinner

Lanie G
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   Posted 2/23/2016 6:49 PM (GMT -6)   
What was your blood sugar when you went to bed? Have you read about dawn phenomenon?

The following is only one article about fasting blood sugar. You can search the site for other information.

VIEW IMAGE
Lanie

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worriedgirl
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   Posted 2/24/2016 8:23 PM (GMT -6)   
The night before it was high but it is not always like that. Sometimes it is fine at night but high in the morning..

Now question i have is anyone ever have their hands be yellow after urinating. It washes right off. So either I need to drink more water or it is connected to my sugars. I read Google and can't find anything on it. I had it before but I was on azo when I thought I had a uti. But that was last month.
"No one really dies because they have loved. Because they love they stay in the hearts of the people they have touched so in that their memory lives on." Ghost whisperer-i know corny but this touched me deep down and i see so much truth in it.
ADD-diagnosed 2010
Diabetes- diagnosed 3-29-2012. only using low fat and low carb diet and metformin 1500 mg a day. half at lunch and half at dinner

Lanie G
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   Posted 2/25/2016 6:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Hands were yellow? Was this from the urine? The AZO and the generic prescribed by the doctor turns the urine orange.
Lanie

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metformin
very low carb way of eating

worriedgirl
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   Posted 2/25/2016 10:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes but I'm not on azo now. I haven't been since last month. It washes right off. I'm guessing I need to drink more water. Its not all the time either.
"No one really dies because they have loved. Because they love they stay in the hearts of the people they have touched so in that their memory lives on." Ghost whisperer-i know corny but this touched me deep down and i see so much truth in it.
ADD-diagnosed 2010
Diabetes- diagnosed 3-29-2012. only using low fat and low carb diet and metformin 1500 mg a day. half at lunch and half at dinner

Lanie G
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   Posted 2/25/2016 10:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Hmm. I honestly don't know. I didn't think if regular urine gets on the hands that it really looks yellow but I don't know. If the color in the bowl is a very dark yellow color, maybe you do need to drink more water although it's possible that it's darker in the morning than throughout the day. When was the last time it was tested for infection?

(And from what you're saying, I'd probably use more paper if I were you..)

I hope you're doing ok.
Lanie

diabetes moderator
diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating
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