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"Best" things doctors have said to you

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

  1. CarbsRok

    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My vet told me years ago I needed to go to my GP as he thought I had Addison's disease. GP had dismissed all my symptoms a few weeks previously.
    Funny enough my vet was 100% correct :)
     
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  2. mrspuddleduck

    mrspuddleduck · Guest

    Funny you should say that, my vet knew I was Diabetic - I had never mentioned it!! Least I know the animals are in good hands!! :)
     
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  3. Fayefaye1429

    Fayefaye1429 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Um there is nothing I can advise for you is mone
     
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  4. JBlaza

    JBlaza Type 1 · Active Member

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    I went for my DECs eye screen, my first since getting diagnosed in May. The nurse, proudly wearing a diabetes specialist nurse badge, exclaimed - 'how can you have diabetes, you are young and slim!'. I am assuming she didn't specialise in type 1 diabetes...
     
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  5. Phub

    Phub Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Doc: 'I see you have lost a lot of weight since your last appointment.'
    Me: 'That's right Doctor. You told me I needed to.'
    Doc: 'You followed our diet plan then?'
    Me: 'You told me to just eat the right foods, so that's what I did.'

    In truth, the advice given me was 'conventional-wisdom.' I tried it, but it didn't work, so I went back to LCHF. I don't think the Doc would be impressed, but to be fair, they must be seen to be following the guidelines I suppose.
     
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  6. clover26uk

    clover26uk Type 1 · Newbie

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    I had my yearly check last week and was told that my insulin control is too tight and that I need to relax my control
     
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  7. Nanonet35

    Nanonet35 Type 2 · Member

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    As a pre diabetic:-

    Dr:- The only thing stopping you becoming a diabetic is your diet, You will become a diabetic.

    Said in such a way, that I felt guilty, that I hadn't already crossed the line, No doubt he meant this as a compliment, but did he have to say it, in such a way, that I felt guilty. Oh well, I became a diabetic type 2 eventually, so the medics could claim extra cash. Hope he was pleased. I control my diabetes type 2 with diet only. With help from the diabetes type 2 testing programme.
     
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  8. MoonSpirit

    MoonSpirit Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Diagnosed type 1 at 13
    Told by the diabetic expert at that time that I had plenty of time, as there will be a cure within 10 years and my life expectancy is two thirds of normal.
    For years paying into a pension looked like a mugs game
    Luckily In my thirtys I joined a company that had a non contributory pension scheme.
     
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  9. Bumley

    Bumley Type 2 · Member

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    I am Type 2 on Insulin and have become unaware of my hypos in recent months. I had taken a logbook of my readings to the GPs and after looking at it he said "what do you think you should do about it" I responded "I was hoping you would tell me that and I just wanted you to confirm what I have been doing was was OK".
    He looked suitably embarrassed when I said "I am going to gradually decrease my basal insulin about 2 units twice a day" response was "why not try 8 units". I just said thank you and walked out. Told the DSN she shook her head in despair.
     
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  10. KarenAdamson

    KarenAdamson Type 1 · Active Member

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    About 10 years ago was admitted to a private hospital in the Middle East and was seen by the endocrinologist consultant who told me that if I was taking less than 40 units of insulin a day I didn't need to take it anymore!!!!!! Luckily I had been a T1 for 30 years so knew better. God help any newly diagnosed T1s he treated. Frightening
     
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  11. Trachet

    Trachet Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Last winter I suffered 3 lots of flu, despite having the flu jab. I am asthmatic as well as diabetic. When I am well I am fit and cycle lots. My asthma was getting chronic so phoned up for an emergency appt. with a doctor. I had to (very slowly) walk up stairs to her room. Why are you here? My asthma is bad.
    Why didn't you phone up 111? Why do all ill people come to see me?
    You've put on weight! (
    I hadn't) Why aren't you cycling?:confused::rolleyes::banghead:
     
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  12. Bumley

    Bumley Type 2 · Member

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    Unbelievable!
     
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  13. Geoff-O

    Geoff-O Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Me: I like to keep a record of my blood tests, can you do me a print-out?
    DN: We're not allowed to. Just think of the cost of all that paper if everybody asked?
    Me: What about I buy you a ream?
    DN: Ha ha. Bye....
     
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  14. DalstonPaul

    DalstonPaul · Newbie

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    Just after Type2 diagnosis, I was sent to a "specialist Diabetes" clinic on nutrition, in London where I now live. They had a table full of food. But it was all made of rubber. She pointed to a huge plate of rubber chips and said "How often do you eat a large portion of chips like this?". I explained I stuck to low-carb foods, and never eat chips.
    Noticing my slightly Northern accent, she said "But you must do, your from the North"!
     
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  15. MH2010

    MH2010 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @KarenAdamson Lucky you had been a diabetic for that long (I have been for 2tyrs) luckily you knew they were talking rubbish.

    Dread to imagine how many people ended up seriously ill being told the same thing.
     
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  16. MH2010

    MH2010 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The worst I ever had was a gp telling me I wasnt diabetic. When I asked her why I wasnt diabetic, she laughed in my face!

    Sad to say I have since found out she is the 'specialist' at my surgery now.

    The nurse at the surgery has the habit of asking me whats happening,, telling me what I am meant to be doing then asking me what I will actually do.

    I actually LOVE the fact that she asks my opinion as she knows it will differ from the guidelines. Having a student in with her not too long ago she didnt even introduce me by name, I was the diabetes specialist lol
     
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  17. Emilyprice

    Emilyprice Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    When I had a meeting with an obstetrician at around 16 weeks pregnant she told me I had to do a glucose tolerance test even though she knew I was type 1!? I refused obviously and to,d her I already knew I did not 'tolerate' glucose!
     
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  18. zantefan

    zantefan Type 2 · Newbie

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    Yes, I was involved in a motorcycle accident a few months ago in which my left foot was badly crushed, especially the toes, two of which were broken. I was (and am) suffering strange nerve sensations in my foot, as if my toes had been dipped in cold water. I was told that it was "diabetic neuropathy" despite the fact that I had never experienced it before the accident and my right foot was perfectly normal!
     
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  19. RAPS_od

    RAPS_od Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm laughing so hard I'm crying over these. This stuff drives me nuts, too. I have three instances:
    • Me: I'm getting a cold.
      Dr: Oh, take horehound and honey. Always helps me!
      Me: Are you diabetic?
      Dr: No, are you?
    • Me (at the tender age of 15): I'm concerned about my weight. I think I need to see the dietitian.
      Dr: Well, you could always take up smoking...
      (Just as a side note, I did take up smoking and didn't lose a pound. When I told the doctor, he asked me why I took up smoking!)
    • I'm in the emergency room due to a hypoglycemic incident. Two nurses and two doctors come in. One doctor takes my hand; the others all look sad and sympathetic.
      Me: What's going on?
      Dr: Well, I don't know how to tell you this.
      Me: Oh God...
      Dr: Have you ever been tested for diabetes?
      Me: Oh dear God!
     
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  20. RAPS_od

    RAPS_od Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I once had a very nasty test technician/doctor tell me the reason I had pain in my hands along with swelling was because of my diabetes. I told him I knew LOTS of diabetics and they didn't have this problem - because they didn't type on the [email protected]#$ computer all day with a poor ergonomic set up. He said all my problems were because of my diabetes - including my anger.
     
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