Low Carb Friends  
Netrition.com - Tools - Reviews - Faces - Recipes - Home


Go Back   Low Carb Friends > Health Support Groups > Diabetes
Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-06-2013, 05:27 AM   #1
Junior LCF Member
 
tgrant0613's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 37
Gallery: tgrant0613
Stats: 284/261/125
WOE: Basic Lo Carb
Start Date: Feb/2013 (restart)
First Trip to the Endocrinologist... what a joke!

I spend 2 and 1/2 hrs in the endo office... only to have him want to double all my meds; actually quadruple one of them and add a new one!!!!! All at one time. He actually said what we eat has nothing to do with blood sugar. I'm thankful for the ignorance I endured... it has pushed me to take things into my own hands. My sugar is now running 110-135 instead of 180-225.
tgrant0613 is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old 03-06-2013, 05:43 AM   #2
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
GirlKickinIt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Almost Heaven~Central Oregon
Posts: 4,540
Gallery: GirlKickinIt
Stats: I can't get no...satisfaction!!
WOE: Atkins-Bernstien-High FAT
Start Date: 9/20/2001
Oh my gosh, Tammy!! What a worthless Doc!! That is so totally mind blowing!! I hope you shop out another Doc, to replace this useless Lame in an overcoat!!
Good for you on pushing thru that and taking control of your health!!
GirlKickinIt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2013, 05:51 AM   #3
Junior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Oregon
Posts: 5
Gallery: Jeffs
Stats: 250 / 225 / 200
Start Date: Dec 2012
Good luck with your goals
Jeffs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2013, 01:08 PM   #4
Major LCF Poster!
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 2,458
Gallery: Mistizoom
Stats: 300/206/190 initial goal
WOE: low carb
Start Date: November 2012
What we eat has nothing to do with blood sugar?!?! That's completely crazy. Good luck finding a new doctor that knows what they are doing!
Mistizoom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2013, 01:12 PM   #5
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
cfine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 3,816
Gallery: cfine
Stats: 276/204/199
WOE: NK
Start Date: Atkins 4/12 Nutritional Ketosis 1/13
What a moron! Good for you for taking matters into your own hands.
cfine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2013, 01:16 PM   #6
Senior LCF Member
 
Jakelilydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: New York's Hudson Valley
Posts: 324
Gallery: Jakelilydad
WOE: low carbs
Start Date: Feb 2012
that guy has no right to call himself a doctor! Ask him what he thinks DOES affect blood sugar...What you READ??!! Good for you for recognizing a quack.
Jakelilydad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2013, 06:26 PM   #7
Junior LCF Member
 
tgrant0613's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 37
Gallery: tgrant0613
Stats: 284/261/125
WOE: Basic Lo Carb
Start Date: Feb/2013 (restart)
THanks for the encouragement everyone!!! I'm so thankful we can educate ouselves =)
tgrant0613 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013, 02:32 AM   #8
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
BABSY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: MCKINNEY,TX
Posts: 4,744
Gallery: BABSY
So, just what did you do on your own to make your BS so good?
BABSY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013, 03:15 AM   #9
Senior LCF Member
 
andipand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Florida
Posts: 395
Gallery: andipand
Stats: 291/284/150
WOE: Atkins Induction
Start Date: 10/14/2013
Hello, I'm so sorry that happened to you. I've also had my share of possibly well meaning doctors, but very uninformed. The endos seem to be the worst. The doctors and labs still haven't caught up to the new levels to diagnose thyroid or insulin resistant and a lot of times we overweight people are told "you are fine" When really we have issues. The labs also need to narrow their ranges for healthy and normal, they are behind 10 years.

This is a great link with many patient's personal stories with doctors giving wrong information, etc. some of these are amusing!

Give Me a Break!! aka Doctor’s Hall of Shame | Stop The Thyroid Madness
__________________
1st Mini Goal - 250 by 12/31/2013
  • WOE - Atkins Induction
andipand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013, 04:35 AM   #10
Major LCF Poster!
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 2,458
Gallery: Mistizoom
Stats: 300/206/190 initial goal
WOE: low carb
Start Date: November 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by andipand View Post
Hello, I'm so sorry that happened to you. I've also had my share of possibly well meaning doctors, but very uninformed. The endos seem to be the worst. The doctors and labs still haven't caught up to the new levels to diagnose thyroid or insulin resistant and a lot of times we overweight people are told "you are fine" When really we have issues. The labs also need to narrow their ranges for healthy and normal, they are behind 10 years.

This is a great link with many patient's personal stories with doctors giving wrong information, etc. some of these are amusing!

Give Me a Break!! aka Doctor’s Hall of Shame | Stop The Thyroid Madness
Thanks for that link, I'm forwarding it to DH who has both type 2 and hypothyroidism. He has already gotten rid of one quack doctor because of the poor treatment he received on both fronts.
Mistizoom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013, 05:39 AM   #11
Junior LCF Member
 
tgrant0613's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 37
Gallery: tgrant0613
Stats: 284/261/125
WOE: Basic Lo Carb
Start Date: Feb/2013 (restart)
Babsy... Just sticking to my strict lo carb eating plan and i did increase my metformin.

Andipand... thanks for the link. I will def check it out!
tgrant0613 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2013, 07:21 PM   #12
Senior LCF Member
 
Jigsaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: MN
Posts: 106
Gallery: Jigsaw
Stats: 252/191.5/180(mini goal) sz 24/18/?
WOE: Metabolism/Diabetes Miracle-step2
Start Date: 12/26/2012
Mine has gone from 12.1 last august to 5.5 last week. All of it is due to diet, i'm not on any medication. I was on Metformin until november, then was able to drop that (my numbers didn't change at all with Metformin, either on or off) my drop is all due to diet.
I'm surprised (but not real surprised) that an endocrinologist would say something so ignorant...it is sad.
Jigsaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2013, 05:53 AM   #13
Major LCF Poster!
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 2,458
Gallery: Mistizoom
Stats: 300/206/190 initial goal
WOE: low carb
Start Date: November 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jigsaw View Post
Mine has gone from 12.1 last august to 5.5 last week. All of it is due to diet, i'm not on any medication. I was on Metformin until november, then was able to drop that (my numbers didn't change at all with Metformin, either on or off) my drop is all due to diet.
I'm surprised (but not real surprised) that an endocrinologist would say something so ignorant...it is sad.
That's awesome Jigsaw!
Mistizoom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2013, 07:27 AM   #14
GME
Big Yapper!!!!
 
GME's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: CA Coast
Posts: 8,534
Gallery: GME
Stats: 250/166/175 And again...223/215.0/146 5'7
WOE: Misc.
Start Date: April 2000 (the first time)
I have a phrase I use in these sorts of occasions.......

I am appalled but not surprised.
GME is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2013, 08:53 AM   #15
Senior LCF Member
 
lazy girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Amarillo, Texas
Posts: 202
Gallery: lazy girl
Oh Tammy, you are so wise to take your health into your own hands. I can't find any doctor in this small city who advocates low carb eating. So I have doctors who will let me tell them what I want to try and report back what works so that they can write the scripts and I can eat the correct way.

I wish you all the best. No diabetic should have to suffer all the wickedness of high blood sugar!
lazy girl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 05:24 PM   #16
Blabbermouth!!!
 
MaryMary's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Land of Patriots
Posts: 6,638
Gallery: MaryMary
Stats: Then 376 / Now 157
WOE: Vegan ETL GS NMW!
Start Date: Jan 2001
I should count my blessings, both my shrink and PCP have turned vegan. We talk about our eating plans, since they are both healthy, and helping us.
MaryMary is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:49 PM.


Copyright ©1999-2014 Friends Forums LLC. All rights reserved. - Terms of Service | Privacy Policy
LowCarbFriends® is a registered mark of Friends Forums, LLC.