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GP and feeling ignored

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by thegeekyblonde, Apr 29, 2018.

  1. ally1

    ally1 Type 2 · Expert

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    Also, I had never had any of the normal symptoms of being diabetic
     
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  2. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    Undiagnosed T1 can go t*ts up incredibly quickly. She needs medical attention PDQ based on what she is saying. An ambulance crew would rather be called out and find that they weren’t needed than for someone not to when they are presenting these symptoms.
     
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  3. ashthetash

    ashthetash · Member

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    see pm
     
  4. urbanracer

    urbanracer Type 1 · Expert
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    I don't know where you got the 2 months from? I was over 30mmol at the point of diagnosis and felt absolutely spiffing. No previous medical intervention for diabetes, it was discovered by accident because they were investigating my weight loss.

    I then got messages on my mobile and home phone line from my GP telling me to go to A+E or call an ambulance if I felt unwell. I take it that if I'd collapsed, you would have 'assumed' that I'd been slacking for not seeing my GP and was somehow not worthy of your paramedic skills? I hope your ambulance crew doesn't work in my area.
     
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  5. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    I dont care what your medical status is, you are wrong and I hope you are not in charge of making such decisions. One of my friends lost her son to DKA, in his early twenties, due to him not being sorted properly by the emergency team.
     
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  6. Ambersilva

    Ambersilva Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Did the A&E Department not send you home with a discharge letter? Can I suggest that the next time your sugar level is high and you are being sick that you get yourself to a different A&E Department ASAP.

    If you choose to visit the GP take a urine sample in a sterilised jar so that it can be dipped for ketones. The result is immediate.

    Please keep posting to tell us what is happening. And of course, ask us questions.

    Best wishes,

    Amber
     
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  7. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    I once messed about seeking GP's and others advice before calling an ambulance my mother died just minutes before the ambulance arrived I do not mess around and waist time any more if I feel the situation warrants it I call an ambulance not GP or NHS 111.

    Edit to add it was a bitter lesson to learn but learn it I did.
     
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  8. ashthetash

    ashthetash · Member

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    I think I may have inadvertently created some confusion here.
    I got the idea that this had been building for a couple of months because that was how long the weight loss had been occurring for (thegeekyblondes second entry on this thread). I can offer no reason why anyone would not investigate further if a patient presented with a blood sugar of 33.3. The idea that the blood sugars were high due to the OPs mental health condition seems unlikely to say the least.

    It is unclear as to exactly when the blood sugars were 33.3 and when the visit to the A&E department occurred but there is certainly the impression that these did not just happen today. Whilst I absolutely believe based on the information presented that further investigation is needed sooner rather than later I maintain that in the absence of any new symptoms an ambulance is not necessarily the right answer.

    @urbanracer "I then got messages on my mobile and home phone line from my GP telling me to go to A+E or call an ambulance if I felt unwell. I take it that if I'd collapsed, you would have 'assumed' that I'd been slacking for not seeing my GP and was somehow not worthy of your paramedic skills? I hope your ambulance crew doesn't work in my area."

    I am not sure why you are being quite so hostile. I am pretty much offering the same advice as your were given. I am suggesting that the OP appears to need further investigation and that she recontacts her GP or attends A&E.

    I have further suggested that if she experiences new symptoms that she considers calling an ambulance. I am also pointing out that in her current condition an ambulance crew would consider speaking to her GP, advising her to make her own way to A&E or would convey her. There is little that an ambulance crew are going to do en route for someone who has ongoing elevated blood sugars and is otherwise asymptomatic in terms of actual treatment. As such making her own way to hospital seems entirely appropriate in this instance.
     
  9. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    I do hope you are not suggesting that, with such elevated blood sugars, she take public transport or drive? and I doubt that a taxi driver would be qualified to help her if she were to pass out in the tax
     
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  10. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @thegeekyblonde, what is your blood sugar reading right now?
    Reading your posts again it’s a bit hard to tell if you’re talking about having high blood sugars and being sick now or you had high blood sugars and were sick some time ago.
     
  11. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    Elevated blood sugars coupled with sickness and nausea is a situation in urgent need of attention given the danger of DKA it is a medical emergency. The situation a month week or day ago has no real bearing on the matter

    As Fairygodmother says what is your situation now.
     
  12. thegeekyblonde

    thegeekyblonde Other · Member

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    UPDATE: my mum called 111 after you guys suggested it and she just got of the phone with the out of hours gp. the out of hours gp said if i am not pregnant (100% not pregnant) then i probably have a virus and see how i am tomorrow. Currently I am waaaay to exhausted so i am off to bed soon.

    -thegeekyblonde
     
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  13. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    Sleep well, let us know how you are tomorrow, eh? Thinking of you and hope you find the answers xxx
     
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  14. thegeekyblonde

    thegeekyblonde Other · Member

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    thank you. i hope so too.

    -thegeekyblonde
     
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  15. archersuz

    archersuz Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    How are you on insulin if your GP doesn't believe you are diabetic?
     
  16. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Expert
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    Apologies if i'm missing something here - but how has the GP suggested pregnancy based on your symptoms ? This doesn't make any sense, you have high BG levels and have lost over 2 stone, so what did your mum tell this GP ?
     
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  17. Freema

    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    I Think you should get another GP
     
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  18. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    This what I would do if I lived in the UK if the local A&E closed up early.

    It seems very strange to me that this is happening...
     
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  19. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Very strange going ons.
    Out of hours GP telephone diagnosis can often be very well off the beaten track. Mine years ago offered me paracetamol for burst appendix. Gulp! Of course I refused since I was vomiting none stop a few hours before he arrived.
    I most likely was diabetic too but never got tested for sugar as I was 14yrs old and not slim or had recent extreme weight loss.
    We don't all tick the common diagnosis boxes!
     
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