Well, DH tried to make an appt. with his surgeon. Couldn't get past the woman who answers the phone and told him that she had never heard of such a thing, and he needed to make an appt. with his regular doctor.
He went to see his regular doc who sent him for blood work, gave him a diabetes testing machine and a Rx for the test strips. Well, he wrote the Rx wrong, the pharmacy couldn't fill it, and the women who answer the phones at the doc's office were also less than helpful. After a couple unsuccessful phone calls DH was researching other docs so he could switch docs, we were both fed up with the situation.
Finally, a couple days ago, the doctor called DH with his blood test results which were normal. DH told him about the Rx issue and the doc said to come by the office, he had another diabetes tester that had 10 test strips included and we would swap testers. Don't need very many test strips, he just wants DH to test himself when he has these attacks. I went to the doc's office yesterday and swapped testers and told DH he should do a trial run so he knows how to work the machine before he has an attack.
So that's all we know for now. Hopefully we'll figure this thing out. He's still having attacks, but he seems to be having less of them, but I haven't asked him lately how often he's having them either.
I told him he needed to cut down on caffeine and sugar because the research I did says those are likely triggers for these attacks. I also told him he needs to eat protein with carbs when he has an attack, candy/sodas is not so good. I told him to try and eat some crackers/cheese, pb/crackers, yogurt/toast, or something like that. He did good last night, he called me from the grocery store to ask me if we needed anything and I reminded him he needed to make sure he had something healthier on hand in case of attack because he's out of town this morning and he found some low sugar protein bars - only 3 grams of sugar per bar.
Post Edited (NFwifey) : 10/1/2011 11:33:02 AM (GMT-6)