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Telling off for self testing

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Atad heavy, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. Atad heavy

    Atad heavy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No she took the blood samples & said I would hear quite quickly if there was a problem or get a letter in 2 - 3 weeks
     
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  2. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 · Expert

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    How can she possibly discuss them, your progress and give ongoing relevant advice for you (or make meds adjustments and recommendations for those using them) if she doesn’t have the results. Outrageous, bordering on negligent imo. New nurse of if that’s not possible new surgery would be on my list.
     
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  3. alf_Josiah

    alf_Josiah Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have much more serious medical problems than diabetes along with quite a few others on this forum.

    I have lots of contact with the medical profession and nurses, diabetic nurses also. I have learnt through bitter experience that it is better to totally ignore anything nurses tell me about managing my conditions especially diabetic nurses. I now only take note of what the hospital diabetic consultant says.
    I am totally fed up of receiving conflicting advice from diabetic nurses.
     
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  4. pumas

    pumas Prediabetes · Active Member

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    That wasn't a review! Maybe ask for one when the results are in.
     
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  5. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 · Expert

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    I would agree but given what the op has experienced so far I doubt the usefulness of it. Just make sure, by whatever means, you get the actual numbers from the tests which should arrive at the surgery in the next few days. If you don’t understand any pop back in here and we’ll do our best to help.
     
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  6. Daphne917

    Daphne917 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I’m in the same position but can now see my results online after signing up to MyDiabetesMyWay which has recently been rolled out in Somerset.
     
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  7. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Lucky you! Not holding my breath waiting for roll out in my area :(
     
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  8. pumas

    pumas Prediabetes · Active Member

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    Suggestion is a bit tongue-in-cheek, but would show how serious OP is about taking responsibility for their diabetes even if DN isn't.
     
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    walnut_face Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sadly this attitude from DN's is far too common. It is NOT malpractice, but it should be!
     
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    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    They Brought shame on the practise AND on the doctor's who by allowing them to bully and intimidate vulnerable patients, when she SHOULD be offering professional guidance, would I hope be horrified.

    Is THAT what all those years at Medical School teach.?

    That THEY knowingly allow such a person to work unsupervised in their practise, reflects poorly on them as individuals & as professionals.


    Perhaps they deserve the benefit of the doubt that they DON'T KNOW.

    And I hope once they do, they get a little
    Humility, and begin teaching that berating and humiliating patients is NOT acceptable.

    I have rated your list with a HUG.
    not because it is what I felt, but because the FURIOUS , & , F****** OUTRAGEOUS Emojis seem to have slipped off the forum pages.

    Quite possible due to being overworked by posts like THIS.


    I wonder if the next unfortunate to be picked off by an over zealous NHS stormtrooper ...who then turned up with a friend or two might give any surgery pause for thought that SOMETHING was VERY WRONG.
     
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  11. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    No, *** is alive and well, four from the end bottom row. :***:
     
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  12. Atad heavy

    Atad heavy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I will get the results and post them as I am new to this and only understand the hba1c & cholesterol, I don’t think I will get the full picture from the surgery
     
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  13. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    That does not sound like a diabetes review with a diabetes nurse. The whole thing smacks of what a health care assistant does prior to a full review with a nurse once all the results are in. Are you sure she was a nurse and not an HCP? That might explain her lack of knowledge and behaviour.
     
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  14. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sadly many, many people come across this DN's attitude. It's up to us to re-educate them.

    My DNs so far have been very supportive. You can't argue with 122 to 35 in 4/5 months.

    Not sure what I would do if I came across a dinosaur. If they were completely closed minded I would probably smile sweetly and walk away.

    @atad are you using the mySugr app? Record your food and readings. After a week or so it will give you an estimated HbA1c. I found it highly motivating when I was just starting out. It's free unless you want to export data. You can turn off the sound in settings. Great for kids, not so great at my age!

    I think you're doing great
     
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    edan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    This is how annual reviews work at my GP too, but with a technician not a nurse. They check your feet, weigh you, take blood, and that's the review complete. You only speak to someone about diabetes if they decide to summon you for a telling off from the nurse based on your blood results.
     
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    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    At my GP surgery you are normally given an appointment for the blood draw with a health care assistant (who also gives the flu jab) then 7 to 10 days later you have an appointment with the DN who checks feet, height, weight, etc and gives you the results of all the tests they've done on your blood. Mine included kidneys, liver, thyroid, cholesterol and Hb A1c.
     
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  17. Atad heavy

    Atad heavy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    She was definitely the diabetic nurse
     
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    Atad heavy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes I am using the mySugr app and keeping a food diary
     
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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I fell out of my chair laughing at that lot.

    Here's what happens at my GP, every six months I get blood tests done for hba1c, digoxin levels etc, I get the result of these back within two days from my GP. I get five free visits per year to the podiatrist that checks my feet over.

    The GP and I have a chat regarding my latest hba1c and bgl when I get my NDSS subsidised strip request form signed off by him, this always happens when I get my results back. I could not see my him telling me off though, or any of nursing staff in the treatment rooms.

    I see the optometrist once a year, unless something is amiss.
     
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  20. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good for you! I hope it helps.
     
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