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Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by ally1, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. ally1

    ally1 Type 2 · Expert

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    i have not had my feet looked at since may 2014 and not had a review
    over the past month, my levels for fasting have been between 11 and 13, during the day, readings have been between 8 and 9 pre meals and between 11 and 13 2 hours after
    i spoke to my gp 2 weeks ago and he requested a blood test and yesterday, i requested an appointment to see the diabetic nurse for a review as i am overdue and worried that my levels are steadily rising
    i see her tomorrow after making alot of fuss
     
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  2. DeejayR

    DeejayR Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Fingers crossed. Sorry you have to be so persistent -- obviously it's not helping your stress levels. Let us know how you get on :)
     
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  3. ButtterflyLady

    ButtterflyLady Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to hear you had to make a lot of fuss. All doctors/nurses are supposed to provide annual reviews and other checks. Have you thought about registering with a different medical practice? I know it's a pain to change but if they are going to take better care of you it may be worth it.
     
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    4ratbags Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good on you for making a fuss. Its your health and it is important to make sure you are getting all the necessary medical checks.
     
  5. ally1

    ally1 Type 2 · Expert

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    i can,t register with another surgery as the next nearest one is 8 miles away
     
  6. sanguine

    sanguine Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done Ally, good luck with your appointment today :)
     
  7. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    Good girl on getting assertive. I do hope you have a good appointment and come out feeling better supported.
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Well done for asserting yourself Ally. Let's hope the support is better than it has been, and if you still aren't satisfied, keep on nagging until you are. Good luck with the appointment. :)
     
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  9. ally1

    ally1 Type 2 · Expert

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    my latest test result was 8.3%, so no idea if that is good or not
    had my feer checked and all ok with them
    my appointment was for 10 minutes so couldn,t have a full check so will have another full blood test in 3 months time and will have a full review once the results are back
     
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  10. ally1

    ally1 Type 2 · Expert

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    i did mention my very high readings, especially with the morning fasting reading
    my gp is off wednesdays so the nurse will leave a note for my gp to see if the zicron needs increasing
    if i don,t hear anything then i know to stay on the dosage i,m on now
     
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  11. DeejayR

    DeejayR Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Did they count your feet? That's always important I find ;)
    8.3% is 10.6 mmol/L on my converter but correct me if I'm wrong.
    How are you feeling now?
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Good to see things may be moving for you, Ally. Another blood test and full review in 3 months sounds good to me, and better than you were having before. Did your nurse suggest a target to meet for your next blood test? I see from your signature you were 8.6% in January, so you have improved a bit since then. Well done for that. :)
     
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  13. hankjam

    hankjam Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Glad to hear you've made some progress on actually getting things tested and looked at.
    Wish you well.
     
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  14. ally1

    ally1 Type 2 · Expert

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    thats rather high, hope it comes down for me soon
     
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    ally1 Type 2 · Expert

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    thank you bluetit xx
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    It is high, Ally. You are averaging 10.6mmol/l (the units shown on your meter).

    Have you slipped back to eating carbs?
    What have you eaten today so far? (full details will be best)
     
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  17. ButtterflyLady

    ButtterflyLady Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done on the improved reading :)

    I think if you don't hear anything within, say, a week, you might want to call them to see if the message got through to the doctor. Sometimes things get missed and if he wants to increase the zicron it would be better to do that sooner rather than later, I think.
     
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    ally1 Type 2 · Expert

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    my gp surgery have just rang me
    my gp wants to see on tuesday
     
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    ally1 Type 2 · Expert

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    at times i have eaten a few more carbs
     
  20. ButtterflyLady

    ButtterflyLady Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That's good, I hope he is able to help.
     
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