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"Best" things doctors have said to you

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

  1. magjam

    magjam Type 2 · Member

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    Although suffering from Type 2, I was in hospital some years ago, before diagnosis, with acute pancreatitis. The diabetic specialist kept saying to me "are you sure you're not diabetic????" In answering "shouldn't you be the one telling me?" nothing happened. It was months later that I was diagnosed by a mouth specialist!!!!
     
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    ConradJ Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Next time you see that idiot GP make sure you've got your handbrake off! ;)
     
  3. ConradJ

    ConradJ Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That's just appalling - on both counts. You should never have got a verbal for the first; the consultant should have got a kicking, but then... as for the second, well, what can I say: Cover up?
     
  4. Kiyobetis

    Kiyobetis Type 1 · Member

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    T1 here
    Doctor who told the diagnosis to me and my mother when I was 13 (at a hospital): "It is genetical diabetes, but since we noticed it at an early stage, there is still a chance to cure her."
    Surgeon, after explaining that I might need to take in sugar before surgery if my bloodsugar level requires it:"You are not allowed to take in anything. Won't hurt you to have low bloodsugar for a few hours."
     
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  5. outdoorgirl

    outdoorgirl Type 2 · Member

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    Years ago I was putting on weight for no apparent reason. I asked my GP several times to test me for diabetes. He asked if there was a family history, which there isn't, so he said that I couldn't be diabetic then! Thank heaven for our local chemist who do the test. GP wasn't at all apologetic when I went back and stuck it to him! Then I had severe problems with my feet to the extent that I could hardly walk the pain was so bad. I saw another GP in the same practice who I had also seen about the pain in my hands ( he told me it was because I slept with my hands curled up!). After some persuasion this GP referred me to a podiatrist who looked at my feet, couldn't figure out what the problem was, looked at the notes, saw the type 2 diagnosis and promptly said I had neuropathy! This really scared me so back I went to the GP, told him what the podiatrist has said, which he laughed off and said no, he didn't think I had neuropathy! I then demanded to see a specialist who FINALLY diagnosed carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands! And I found a brilliant acupuncturist who sorted out my feet so I'm back walking as long and as far as I want again. I have changed my surgery and on the rare occasions I have to see a GP or DSN it's been okay so far!
     
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  6. Trachet

    Trachet Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    OK so this isn't exactly funny things that a Dr has said to me but a quote from the leaflet in the antibiotics that I am taking. 'You may experience psychiatric reactions. Your symptoms may become worse under treatment. In rare cases depression or psychosis can progress to thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts or completed suicide. If this happens stop taking the tablets and contact your Dr immediately.' Excuse me for being thick but if suicide is completed???????
     
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  7. ConradJ

    ConradJ Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    ...you certainly won't be able to take any more then!
     
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  8. lizdeluz

    lizdeluz Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, no problem stopping the tablets, but might be difficult getting a GP appointment .... :(:D
     
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  9. LaineyK

    LaineyK Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My ones short and sweet...when going about infection on my foot and wanting some cream
    >Doc, oh so I see you've been diagnosed type 1 recently..
    > me, yes
    >Doc, and are you keeping you're BG within the correct levels?
    >Me, most of the time
    > Doc, 'most for the time?..'(scowls face)

    I wish I had said, 'yeah because I can't see my levels 24/7, only 5 times a day when I blood check, you daft mare!!'

    Why do people think it's easy to control all the time...???
     
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  10. jopar

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    Ambulance control have come out with some belters

    Came home a couple of months back from work, to find hubby in a hypo, crashed out on top of the collapsed ironing board....

    He's gone to treat an hypo, as luccozade is on the corner of the table, and his meter and test strips on the floor next to him, I dialed 999, not only explaining what is wrong with hubby (I had tested he's 1.8mmol/l) but due to his position face down, tangled in the ironing board, he's trapped and I can't move him to get anything in him, and I've just got in from work after a 12 hour shift!

    Started Q&A

    AC....

    In the last half hour, has he suffered any pain, excessive bleeding (I cut in here)

    Me..I've only been home for 3 minutes wouldn't know..

    AC... Is he currently experience any chest pains?

    Me... Well, he's semi conscious not verbally responding, but going by my experience working in dementia care, I would say he wasn't showing signs that could indicate pain...

    AC.... Have you given him a gluogen injection..

    Me, No as I haven't seen my husband for 14 hours, and I've just arrived home so haven't got a clue how long he's been hypo for, so don't know if he's got anything in his liver to dump!
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    At the beginning of the year I had to deal with a paramedic...

    The dogs woke me, to say hubby's having an hypo and still asleep.. I try to wake him but missed the opportunity to get luccozade into him, and he's starting to get quite combative with me...

    So I decided trying to a glucogen injection into him, isn't going to work without an high risk of getting thumped by flaring arms.. Hit 999

    Crew turn up, I lead the way upstairs to our bedroom where hubby is... giving the paramedic the details on the way..

    Paramedic starts to make his primarily assessment and hubby is agitated and combative, as the paramedic tries to treat hubby the more agitated he's getting.. So paramedic decides for safety a police back up is required just in case he's physical restraining and hands cuffed to stop him hitting out...

    So the tech radio's back to control to arrange for police back up..

    As she's doing this, the paramedic clocks the glucogen kit on the side.. and demands to know why I hadn't injected him, and I should have etc etc...

    I just looked at him, and said for the very same reasons you're calling for back up!
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    But the best one which left we slightly speechless as I wasn't expecting the comment

    After several months of suffering from what I thought was trigger finger, and it had really become very painful etc, I thought it was time to take myself off to my gp... I couldn't book in with my normal GP so saw on of the others.. She's very nice as well

    She confirmed that I was right, told me that diabetics are more prone to this and other legiment issues ect, explained about possible treatments and what to do in the short term...

    She then said, mind you it does give you an advantage in work..

    You can make rude signs without landing yourself in a disciplinary hearing....
     
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  11. Kiyobetis

    Kiyobetis Type 1 · Member

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    Dr:"I've seen your blood glucose levels have been inconsistent lately."
    Me:"That's why I have been measuring at least twice as much as recommended per day."
    Dr:"You ask way too often for new test strips. I will only prescribe you 4 instead of 6 packs for now."
    Me:"Maybe we should adjust the amount of insulin I inject so that my levels get better and I need less strips."
    Dr (making a face that says "this is such a pain in the...):"Your amounts are fine as they are. Please come again in 3 months."
     
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  12. CarbsRok

    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Why don't you adjust your own insulin?
    Must admit if I was a GP and money tight then I would query issuing excessive test trips if a patient wasn't using the info provided to adjust insulin.
     
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  13. Kiyobetis

    Kiyobetis Type 1 · Member

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    I did that a while (worked rather well) but then I was questioned because my insulin spending did not fit the amount they calculated.

    An older one.
    16, ketoacidosis, get taken to the children hospital.
    Dr:"If you had insulin you could have injected yourself down from the ketoacidosis and wouldn't have needed an ambulance."
    3 years later at my new diabetics doctor (for adults):
    Me:"I was told that (summary from what the other doctor said.)
    Dr:"That is ********."
     
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    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Simply give a clear explanation of what you are doing and why, surely it's your condition and you need to treat your diabetes so it keeps you well.
     
  15. ConradJ

    ConradJ Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Personally, I would question the patient about their treatment and understanding of the condition: are they really 'testing too much', etc. , or is their lifestyle an underlying issue for 'good' control or do they need a little extra help to ensure the test results can put them back on track?

    I think the whole 'over testing' philosophy is utter rubbish: the bodies of non-pwds 'test' 24/7/365, and it also undermines the CGM route by insinuating that PWDs can achieve good control on such little data.

    If money is tight, which it always is, they should cut the standard default of 'statins for all' and 'antibiotics for colds' culture.
     
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    ConradJ Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    "Shirley" a reason for frequent testing?!?
     
  17. kjjames1972

    kjjames1972 Family member · Member

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    Did you ever get to the bottom of it then? I'm not diabetic but my husband is and I could quite happily bang the heads together of the medical professionals who have misdiagnosed patients or not listened to them properly. Drive me up the piggin' wall!!
     
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  18. kjjames1972

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    Oh my days!!!!:banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead:
    If I'd not read these, I would never have thought that medical staff can be so ... (what's the word?) ... half-witted :arghh::arghh::arghh::arghh:
     
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  19. kjjames1972

    kjjames1972 Family member · Member

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    That's appalling!!!! I'd be seeing a different GP
     
  20. kjjames1972

    kjjames1972 Family member · Member

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    Love it!! :woot::woot::woot:You REALLY do have to wonder about the medical profession
     
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