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1st clinic on wednesday 30th Jan

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Kimbers.21, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. Kimbers.21

    Kimbers.21 · Active Member

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    hey everybody,

    hope every1 is alrighty, im fine i think my blood sugars seem to be settling around 6 which is good. i'm a lil nervous about the clinic i av on wednesday, is it just a checkup ask questions service? or something different? any experiences at clinics would be great to hear and just some information about what they r like.

    Thnx Aidy xxx

    ...you dont even know how very special you are...
     
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    Fugs · Well-Known Member

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    At my clinic you're weighed, have your bm taken and periodically do the HBa1c which tells them what your control has been like for the past 6 to 8 weeks.
    Once that's done I have a chat with the specialist nurses where u can voice any queries you have.
    Sometimes that's it but you may go and have a chat with the consultant.
    You don't need to worry as they are generally cheerful and even if you think a query you have seems inane they will have been asked a hundred times before

    >^..^<
     
  3. Kimbers.21

    Kimbers.21 · Active Member

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    thnx fungs - so nothing much to worry about? i think ill b ok - but could u tell me what a HBa1c is? (i prob sound so dumb - im onli a 3 week old diabetic lol)

    thnx Aidy xx

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    sugarless sue · Master

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    Have a look in"general links for diabetes" in the diabetes discussion section.There is a good link that tells you all about Hba1c.Basically this test tells you how much sugar(as a percentage)you have had in your blood over the last 90 days.

    Knowledge is the key to control
     
  5. Kimbers.21

    Kimbers.21 · Active Member

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    ive read that site - so is it a blood test? or just like a lil prick kind of test?

    Aidy xx

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    sorry its a full blood test :evil: when i went on monday for my first appointment i had a ECG and my eyes checked as well

    sami
    just found out
    HbA1c 7.7
     
  7. Kimbers.21

    Kimbers.21 · Active Member

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    aww :evil: i no like blood tests my veins r deep and they can never find them and so i get pricked and brused alot :evil: oh well i guess its for my own good.


    Aidy xxx

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    bluebird Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    When I have blood taken at the doctors they sometimes have a problem finding a vein - better treatment at the hospital. The hospital nurse said to tell them to use a find needle and syringe rather than use whatever it is they use at surgeries.

    Best wishes Val
     
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    Kimbers.21 · Active Member

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    they crnt find mine at the hosp either lol wen i was in there i was treated like a pin cushion stickin needles in left, ringht and centre lol - ill b alright im sure - mind u do u think they'll do the blood test if ive onli been diabetic for 3 weeks?

    Aidy xx

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    Fugs · Well-Known Member

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    My clinic use the blood 'left over' from the bm.
    They have their own machine which takes less than 3 minutes to get a result.
    I appreciate how lucky I am that I don't have to have venous blood taken.
    Every clinic is different but they all want the same thing - getting our diabetes to a manageable and maintainable level

    >^..^<
     
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    I had my HBa1C test on Wednesday as well as a flu jab. I'm not the greatest fan of blood tests - necessary evil and all that :(
     
  12. Kimbers.21

    Kimbers.21 · Active Member

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    hey just to let every1 know that clinic went alright although i had to wait an hour and half after my appointment time b4 i got seen but thats the NHS for you lol

    Aidy x

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