xyzzy wrote:Hey Ju
Well I'd go back one more time. Take the same printouts and when she puts them in the bin just walk over and take them out again, put them on her desk, tell her to her face how rude and childish she is and that you will be writing a letter of complaint, then just walk out.
Alternatively, I think it IS your decision if you see her again. I thought there was something called getting the patients consent. In any event as part of self management your DSN at your practice should be discussing what is the best approach for you. Mine asked "Do you think seeing a dietician would help?" I simply said "no thanks as we'd just end up arguing." That was even before my latest successful visit to her. When does your husband have his next HbA1c? The only way to shut them up maybe to prove to your local DSN / GP that you are doing really well. That way you can do what I did the other day and talk from a position where they know you've done everything "wrong" and yet can't argue will the results.
Pass on my best regards to your husband and tell him he's doing great. Oh and tell him he should be proud to have a wife as caring and supportive as you!
Thanks from both of us Xyz! Immodestly, I'm proud of both of us too!
Wish I'd thought to do exactly as you said in your first paragraph. MH got annoyed towards the end - unusual for him, he's very laid back - but we still don't know what his diagnosis HbA1c was otherwise we would have mentioned that - we aren't quite as armed as you were with test results. Yet . So far, the DSN has yet to mention having another one done. We have to go to the surgery tomorrow so I shall get MH to request a print out and make an appt for another test. I'm looking at self-testing meters just now.....a tad costly.
She admitted that MH was doing well and, if it wasn't through anything that we have done - then was it a miracle that happened all by itself? It IS our decision to see her again - I think I'm correct in saying that no one has to do anything their GP, Nurse, Consultant says if they do not agree with it; I think there's something about that in the Patient's Charter.
On the plus side, our GP won't actively endorse low carbing but she did say 'carry on the way you are; it's showing good results' so I think that's better than nothing at all.
Up the Revolution!