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File on 4 Feb 21/26

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by viviennem, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. IanD

    IanD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So does that give DUK authority to give out potentially dangerous diet advice to all diabetics without seeing any individually? And are our HPs unable professionally to learn & apply from their patients experience to the extent that if they do they are open to negligence? Aren't they anyway if they tell us to base our diet around 50% carb, or if they advise a "wait & see" approach like they did with some of the victims in that programme? They should be.
     
  2. IanD

    IanD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The checks I get at Dr's practice include:
    HbA1c
    Cholesterol-lipids
    Kidney function
    Liver function
    weight/BMI
    blood pressure
    foot - referred to foot clinic
    activity/lifestyle
    well-being feeling
    urine
    alcohol
    smoking
    + retina screening

    Is that all the 9 points? What have I added that is unnecessary?

    They could routinely add:
    hearing
    mental acuity
    balance
    my BG readings
    possible hypos
    energy/tiredness
    breath & puff
    teeth/gums
    erectile function
    Cardio-vascular risk
    diet


    Perhaps they do some of them just by observation - but some things we put down to getting older when they are symptoms of an adverse condition.
     
  3. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Ian, I was merely pointing out why your gp wouldn't be sending his patients in your direction for advice on their diabetes management, I appreciate you mean well but there are other considerations to take into account.
     
  4. sugar2

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    I found the account of the young girl who died from dka truly shocking. A case if failure in education that was shocking.
     
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    I've just listened to the programme and have to sum it all up in two words - Extremely Worrying.

    I thank my lucky stars in many ways that I developed diabetes in the 60's as I had really good care on diagnosis and excellent dietary advice regarding carbohydrate which is something that many diabetics don't appear to get anymore according to some parts of the UK.

    I hope that the programme will make many GPs, Consultants and Dsns shake in their shoes. It will be interesting for the audit to be done again from 2011 to 2012. Many of the PCTs will fail.
     
  6. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Yes it was shocking. All type 1's should have the basic education on what to do in times of sickness, I've said for a long-time that within 3-6 months of diagnosis they should be offered a place on a course such as DAFNE which covers the subject of Sick Day rules.
     
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