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Was told today by my GP that I do not have Diabetes

Discussion in 'Greetings and Introductions' started by shannonly1996, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    When you go to collect your print out tomorrow, you could ask to register to view your results on line. Then in the future you won’t even have to go into the surgery to see them.
     
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  2. SRawls

    SRawls Type 2 · Newbie

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    It wasn't that they missed it, when it was reviewed by the doctor they called me in to see the nurse. I think that's just what the receptionist said when I called up for my results. I didn't think to question it or ask for the number since as far as I knew I was fine.
    Having viewed my results online I can see why as she read out the part I circled in blue and either didn't see or know how to interpret the actual results in the red circle (it's worth checking if you have this set up with your GP - most of them some kind of online system to book appointments, renew prescriptions and see results).
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  3. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Expert

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    Just to note, not all receptionists are trained to read results and they definitely should never give diagnoses over the phone. I know you have not yet been given a diagnosis but it is worth bearing in mind for the future.
     
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  4. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    and not all surgery's offer online facilities, mine doesnt.
     
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  5. shannonly1996

    shannonly1996 Don't have diabetes · Member

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    So what you are saying is that my doctor might not have yet seen my results? Or I might get a phone call back yet or something? Just somthing dosn’t seem right and I’m so uncomfortable.
     
  6. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 · Guru

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    A doctor (or whoever ordered the tests whether it was a GP or a nurse) will have seen your results. They go straight to the person that ordered them. How well that person looked at them is anyone's guess.
     
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  7. Paul_Sheffield

    Paul_Sheffield Prediabetes · Member

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    For what it's worth, my GP diagnosed me at T2 on an hba1c of 45. Although a specialist diabetic nurse I know just reckoned that this was really just 'the high end of normal'. It'll be interesting to know how it works out for you.
     
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  8. shannonly1996

    shannonly1996 Don't have diabetes · Member

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    Okay so I just want to thank everyone for all their advice and support, today I got a phone call from my doctor directly who said that I needed to come for another appointment which I did do today and I have type 1 diabetes so I will be seeing the diabetes nurse tomorrow. I know something wasn’t right regardless of people saying I’m fine, I’m over reacting etc. Thank you guys! :)
     
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  9. 4ratbags

    4ratbags Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    At least now you are on the right track and you have a diagnosis. I'm sure you will find the forum to be an invaluable source of information and support in the coming months as you deal with this new chapter in your life.
     
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  10. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Expert

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    The T1 members will guide you every step of the way with knowledge and support. Although I am sorry to hear of your diagnosis I am glad you have an answer and glad that you found this forum, there is no better place to be. Good luck.
     
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  11. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Did you tell the GP that the receptionist said you were fine? You could have died if you believed her!
     
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  12. jayney27

    jayney27 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Please call or visit the surgery again and ask for actual readings and results. In September 2017 I had routine bloods taken, told results OK but that I had raised Iron levels, blood test repeated and told everything was fine. 4 days later a phone call from the surgery to say that I needed to make an appointment with the Diabetic nurse as my bloods showed high levels of glucose. I questioned the way my results had been given and was told that not all results arrive back at the surgery together and that’s why I was given incorrect information.
     
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  13. shannonly1996

    shannonly1996 Don't have diabetes · Member

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    Yes I originally planned to pick up my results today but I got the phone call before I could do so, at least now I’ve finally gotten to the bottom of it all.
     
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  14. shannonly1996

    shannonly1996 Don't have diabetes · Member

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    Yes I mentioned it to my doctor and he had reported it and said that she had no right to say to me that everything was ‘fine’ when it wasn’t.
     
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  15. jayney27

    jayney27 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Good luck, I hope you get the advice and support you need.
     
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