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Today's Diabetic Clinic Experience

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Ambersilva, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. Ambersilva

    Ambersilva Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I attended a Hospital Diabetic Clinic today and during an extremely thorough assessment of my wellbeing I admitted to several unexpected hypo blood sugar readings during the hot weather. The registrar agreed that I am controlling diabetes very well but because of the recorded lows recommended that I should try Tresiba instead of Lantus. A Libre device was also ordered and followed by a discussion about the Hon. P.M T.M and the neglect of the NHS.

    Well done that Indian born and trained in Dubai clinician! We need more enthusiastic and dedicated people like her in the NHS
     
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  2. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Expert
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    Hi @Ambersilva i also had my annual visit today and told the consultant my latest HbA1c was down to my self funded libre use and then gave him a run down of how I use it to improve my control and how important it is that all insulin dependent diabetics need access to one - sadly my trust do not fund them..:banghead:
     
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    Ambersilva Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @Juicyj I have had other great reviews in the same Trust with a Consultant who crossed over with diagnostic recommendations in other health departments. This review was certainly very thorough. The Registrar even took the time to read through my other health issues so that she knew what she was dealing with before I was called to her room. The last thing on my mind was the change of Insulin and to be supplied with a Libre. I believe this registrar will take the correct route to Consultant status.

    I think all Health Trusts need to supply the Libre for all PWDs,
     
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    Dodo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I attended my Diabetes Clinic a week ago. I also have had a few hypos due to the hot weather. I've never seen this particular doctor before but she didn't seem to realise what caused hypos even when I explained to her that the condition wasn't as black and white as she was making out. In the end she just told me to try and avoid having a hypo!
     
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  5. Grumpy ole thing

    Grumpy ole thing Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    well that's easy then, now you know exactly what to do; don't have any more hypos...why didn't anyone think of that before? (ill just get my magic wand...:banghead:)
     
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    Dodo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'll need your magic wand cos after 52 years I still haven't learned how to not have a hypo.
     
  7. Grumpy ole thing

    Grumpy ole thing Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'll switch it to turbo and do us all at once....:angelic:
     
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