1. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2021 »
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Diabetes Forum should not be used in an emergency and does not replace your healthcare professional relationship. Posts can be seen by the public.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Guest, stay home, stay safe, save the NHS. Stay up to date with information about keeping yourself and people around you safe here and GOV.UK: Coronavirus (COVID-19). Think you have symptoms? NHS 111 service is available here.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »

"Best" things doctors have said to you

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by tigger, Jun 25, 2015.

  1. Pinkorchid

    Pinkorchid Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,918
    Likes Received:
    1,956
    Trophy Points:
    198
    I must be one of the lucky ones as my GP or nurse have never said anything silly to me about diabetes. It is things that other people say mostly that my diagnosis must be wrong because "you have to be fat to have diabetes " but then that's what the media say so we can't blame those who think it is right but it is worrying that those who are not over weight think they will never get it
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
  2. slip

    slip Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,524
    Likes Received:
    5,385
    Trophy Points:
    198
    And this is the script for the new Carry on Doctor film I presume..............:eek:
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  3. kevinfitzgerald

    kevinfitzgerald Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    691
    Likes Received:
    1,971
    Trophy Points:
    178

    Oh my!..... That is absolutely hideous and beyond belief.. I am in awe of how awful that must have been for you..

    If it wasn't so frightening it would be funny.. Absolutely unbelievable!.. Your experience has actually made me angry just thinking about it. I would have struggled getting over that. Honestly..
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  4. Dodo

    Dodo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    419
    Likes Received:
    320
    Trophy Points:
    123
    43 years later I do sometimes think about it, especially when my son's birthday comes round. I was only 20 at the time so was really scared. If I was as experienced and wise as I now am, there would have been hell to pay. At the end of day though, I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy and I would have gone through it all again to have had him.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Hug Hug x 1
  5. Dodo

    Dodo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    419
    Likes Received:
    320
    Trophy Points:
    123
    On a lighter note, on the subject of funny things that have been said to you, when taking my blood, the nurse at my local diabetic clinic was surprised that I was still a diabetic after so many years. She said that you often grow out of it when you get older. When I just looked at her (not knowing how to respond), she realised what she had said. It seems she had been confusing diabetes with asthma.
     
    • Hug Hug x 1
  6. Fatima_94

    Fatima_94 Type 1 · Member

    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    23
    my hba1c was 46, the dietician told me to look to increase my hba1c.. ?? (because i have some hypos) and told me to relax my control
     
  7. kevinfitzgerald

    kevinfitzgerald Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    691
    Likes Received:
    1,971
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Salutations to you. Your son must be equally as proud and loving of you as you are of him..
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  8. phdiabetic

    phdiabetic Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    881
    Likes Received:
    1,626
    Trophy Points:
    158
    Depends how bad the hypos are...obviously a few in the range 3.6-4.0 are not very dangerous (normal people get there all the time!), and absolutely impossible to avoid unless you run perpetually high. But if you are getting <3 with some frequency, then running your numbers a little high may be a safe idea.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  9. jaywak

    jaywak Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    161
    Likes Received:
    158
    Trophy Points:
    103
    A few years ago I went to my doctors because I had this nasty liquid filled lump appear on the top of my leg, I was asked about my type one control and when I told him my blood test was 12 this morning I was told off like I was a child! What do you expect with blood sugars that high you have got an infection and will need to take antibiotics until it goes, a couple of days later I noticed the same type of bump appearing on my other leg in the same position, I realised it was the heat and weight from my laptop which I was using quite a bit pressing on that particular spot, No infection whatsoever, I bought a support frame for the laptop and the bumps went away. So yes us diabetics do get other problems not related to diabetes and I am happy to say that after 43 yrs I have not had any yet.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Winner Winner x 1
  10. jaywak

    jaywak Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    161
    Likes Received:
    158
    Trophy Points:
    103
    I've been told that a couple of times too!
     
    • Hug Hug x 1
  11. NoKindOfSusie

    NoKindOfSusie Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    428
    Likes Received:
    141
    Trophy Points:
    83
    I've been told to "relax" a lot.

    The thing is they say that in the same breath as saying "be between 5 and 7" when you haven't done that.

    So I'm supposed to relax, even while I'm already failing?

    This is why we hate doctors.
     
    • Hug Hug x 1
  12. Mike d

    Mike d Type 2 · Expert

    Messages:
    7,998
    Likes Received:
    11,320
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Compromise is not always failure. Had to tell you of one story, so here's another. Lady up the road MANY years ago developed a condition that in her 50s, made her seem more pregnant than a 20 year old carrrying 5 kids with a massive distended stomach. As a kid in my teens, it was a truly frightening sight.

    Just got worse and worse and the husband did nothing ... a neighbour took matters into his own hands and hauled her off to hospital. All fixed that afternoon despite her loud protestations. It saved her life

    So much for doctors huh?

    She was the mother of an Australian Test Cricket opening batsman by the way. But stubborn as a pack of mules. If I'd been older, I'd have done the same thing. She was back to normal in a day or two
     
  13. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

    Messages:
    13,452
    Likes Received:
    18,381
    Trophy Points:
    298
    Im hoping my physio is wrong and I don't have bulging disc but gallstones..
    GP treating for infection. (cipro is a bone and joint antibiotic too thou).

    So maybe I will hear the 'best' thing my doctor has said for real. Fingers crossed.

    Its worse after food so most likely.

    I became more pain sensitive on strict lchf alongside palpatations. All over pain thou.
     
  14. kev-w

    kev-w Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,903
    Likes Received:
    3,156
    Trophy Points:
    178
    "Kevin, you can have the libre on prescription for 6 months"

    The sweetest thing I've ever heard from the NHS :p
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  15. DandyCane

    DandyCane Type 1 · Newbie

    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    41
    Hi kev-W, I am so happy for you, I am trying to get one from York Hospital at the moment but I am getting nowhere and am very frustrated! Is there a magic set of words to say??! I have frequent hypos, migraines from hypos and am generally struggling... I have written to my MP and diabetes UK to try and help me. I will never give up, just annoyed at how long it may take... is there any more local campaigning you know about specific to York I could get involved with?
     
  16. kev-w

    kev-w Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,903
    Likes Received:
    3,156
    Trophy Points:
    178
    • Useful Useful x 1
  17. Munkle

    Munkle Type 1 · Member

    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    43
    After having troubles from my GP due to testing too much I went to my endo and he came out with "4 tests a day should be enough for you, no?". Literally the minimum testing they can give. They already know I'm active in strength sports and I quite like to know my level before doing 'dangerous' lifts (330lbs+ benchpress for example). Pretty sure the NICE guidelines even say to allow a t1 to test before, during, and after exercise. That's 3 strips alone.

    Got given a freestyle libre trial but that lasts for 2 weeks only and prescription is not covered in my area. I've been told numerous times my control is too tight, and other times that my control is near perfect/is perfect. I wonder how much diabetic burn out or hopelessness is caused by doctors.
     
  18. NoKindOfSusie

    NoKindOfSusie Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    428
    Likes Received:
    141
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Oh god this.

    I can't even exercise more than going up and down the stairs to the flat, and if I could only test four times a day I'd be in a state of constant absolute terror. Is there really a chance they might start limiting the number of test sticks?

    The absolute main top thing that is really killer about this is that nobody seems to have any idea what's right or wrong. Medical people contradict each other and themselves, people on this forum do the same, and you are left with no idea whether you are a success or a failure.

    This is THE BIGGEST THING about it. People ask how I am doing, the answer is absolutely always that I HAVE NO IDEA. And yes I get told to relax too, then the next second someone tells you to be between two numbers you can't always be between, and you're supposed to relax MORE?

    I could go on like this all night but yes it puts you in a frame of mind where you just want to give up totally.
     
  19. NoKindOfSusie

    NoKindOfSusie Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    428
    Likes Received:
    141
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Being outside a range you have been told to be inside is not a compromise. It's a failure.

    I'm told to be between 5 and 7. I am often outside that range. That is not a compromise. That is a failure. You can make all the excuses you like, the damage will still happen.
     
  20. db89

    db89 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,138
    Likes Received:
    1,709
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Then you are always going to fail. That range is practically impossible to stay inside, diabetic or not. It is a target, not a limit.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 2
  • Meet the Community

    Find support, connect with others, ask questions and share your experiences with people with diabetes, their carers and family.

    Did you know: 7 out of 10 people improve their understanding of diabetes within 6 months of being a Diabetes Forum member. Get the Diabetes Forum App and stay connected on iOS and Android

    Grab the app!
  • Tweet with us

  • Like us on Facebook