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Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by ally1, May 21, 2017.

  1. ally1

    ally1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you.
    It took guts and honesty to admit that I am struggling, but I just Don, t want my bs levels to get so high like they were when I was diagnosed t2.
    I know my last bs test was raised a bit and that was January, gp wasn,t worried but they are higher now 6 months on. Plus now with the bad neuropathy, to me signals that damage is now worse.
    The main thing that had upset/annoyed me is DN and GP have, t done anything since to help. But in saying that, I Don, t know if they can do anything.
    So am holding fire until my Gp gets the letter from my psych and see if he does anything.
     
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  2. ally1

    ally1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. I do think like you that my Gp is a right plonker. I did see a dietician when I was first diagnosed as t2. She couldn't, t have been more then early 20,s. Her advice was to cut out sweet stuff but did say to eat bread, pasta, potatoes. She did say she would see me in 6 months but I said no because I have had more beneficial help from everyone here
     
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  3. ally1

    ally1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Also I was told by my gp and DN that as being t2 and not taking insulin that there is no need to test.
    Thank god I didn't, t listen because if I did what they said and only having a annual blood test, god knows what else could go wrong in that year.
     
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    dbr10 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes. You are absolutely right.
     
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    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Ally
    A lady I know is T2, glicazide and also cancer hormone tablets..
    she been under diabetes team at my hospital and is now starting a specialused diet and also therapy. 3 weeks to shift 1/3rd body weight..I think she has some mental health issues but not 100% on that..
    diet is just 28pts milk n multi vitamin tablet for 7 days and then also allowed to drink bouillon or broth as well.
    Hospital doing it to get her insulin meds and other meds for neuropathy reduced. She on a lot of meds for neuropathy. Wads of meds like tramadol. I mentioned R-ALA to her!!

    Perhaps your doc should be helping you more to get specialist help?? Wish you were in my CCG. A lot depends upon location and whether you got hospitals near by that offer these services??
     
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  6. ally1

    ally1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you.
    I just need to wait for the letter that my psych is writing to reach my gp and see if my gp will do anything. I know with my last letter that the psych wrote to my gp, my gp did sweet fa. As it's now holiday time, I will have to wait a bit longer.
    To be honest, I doubt my gp will do anything. My rise in BS levels are not what I call excessive but I Don, t want them to go too high. I would rather get help now before anymore damage us done.
    I had written to my gp and practice manager and as yet no reply from either of them. I would have thought that I would have at least have heard to say that the letters had reached them.
    Thinking back over the past few months, requests to the surgery have been ignored and not acted on.
     
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  7. ally1

    ally1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have been doing some thinking this afternoon. Lol
    I know I am proberly over reacting, but I would rather get some help now before my bs levels rise to when I found out I was diabetic.
    I feel that with my neuropathy, increasing bs levels surely in my opinion, is to get help with these now rather then risk further damage to my body. Surely if my gp worked with me giving some help, then in the long run, it would be cheaper on the nhs services.
     
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    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    Yes! Exactly that! That's what you need to tell him so he knows you aren't just moaning for the sake of it (I know you wouldn't, that's not your style, but plenty do), let him know that you want to be proactive to save yourself from more suffering and him and the NHS from more work in the future.
     
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  9. ally1

    ally1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    On Saturday I received a letter from my Gp.
    He enclosed a copy of a letter sent to him from the memory clinic.
    They won,t do a memory test because I am under a psych.
    Gp has suggested that I contact my psych secretary to see what could be done. To save the hassle of explaining it all over the phone, I went into the place where I see my psych. He is only there wednesday morning and Friday morning.
    I spoke to a very nice lady and she has photo copied both letters and will pass it on. Not sure whether that meant onto my psych when he is next there on Wednesday or tp post onto his secretary.
    Now I have left it in the hands of psych so will just see if my psych contacts to see if he feels I need a memory test through him.
    The letter from the memory clinic to my gp was dated 3rd May.
    As yet no feed back regarding the letters that I wrote to my gp and to the surgery practice manager, nor anything as yet from my gp regarding the letter that my psych had sent him.
    To be honest, I would have expected a response from the surgery to at least the letters were or are being looked at.
    Now I am very reluctant to visit the surgery
     
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    leslie10152 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It's a hard pill to swallow, but being honest with yourself will help. Never be ashamed to ask for help.
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Expert

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    @ally1 hundreds of patients contact their practice manager for intervention.
    In a large health centre I was a patient of they publicised their complaint statistics etc.
    Info that is available to patients if they want it.

    There should be no cloak and dagger secrecy at your gp practice. Nhs publicise for transparency.

    You go in and be firm but polite. You most likely will be surprised by their helpfulness. ;)
    You have huge support here. Don't ever forget it. ♡♥♡
     
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