#$%^&%$ medical profession

My doc says I have insulin resistance/metabolic syndrome, refers me to learn how to take my sugars. Says I may get diabetes if I do not lose weight. OK.

He then tells the hospital diabetes people that I have new onset diabetes and need the full edication with dietitian etc.

Meanwhile I am also supposed to see some other nutritionist.


10 thoughts on “#$%^&%$ medical profession

  1. Uhhhhhhh
    You have a thingy.
    You have to do stuff.
    Your, uh… uh, your fibbbnizterry gland is… gstodik.
    You must pose in ‘The Thinker’ position 9 times a day while humming ‘Afternoon Delight’ in order to demrrrestiblize it.

  2. My son, Aeryk, was diagnosed with juvenile-onset diabetes last August. My father, type II diabetes 12 years ago. Myself, hypoglycemia 15 years ago. None of us are ruled by it, though; it just adds an item (in my case) to a few items (in Aeryk’s case) to the daily to-do list.
    I hope you don’t have it, I hope your doctor instead develops a sudden bout of decisiveness and actually helps you. 🙂 Our medical ‘sciences’ seem so barbaric sometimes….
    [Insert comforting/helpful statements here, examples: Best of luck, man. Hang in there.]

  3. Being diabetic isn’t really that horrible. You’ll take a couple of pills every day for 5-10 years, and then eventually you’ll need insulin. Injecting insulin isn’t all that bad anymore, with micro-fine pen injectors. Subdermal sprays are probably going to be back on the market by the time you get to that point. The worst part of diabetes is the “finger-stick” blood tests.. and there are now painless methods to get the blood for those tests (though they are expensive).
    The reason for your doctor’s indecisiveness is because there is this view that adult-onset diabetes is this horrible disease. It isn’t. Yes, there are some nasty implications if you don’t take care of yourself, but getting a clear diagnosis and a treatment plan will ensure that you DON’T go blind, lose limbs, or go into a coma.
    Are you of Scandinavian or Germanic descent? Have any of your blood relatives died of liver problems and weren’t chronic alcoholics? I ask, because a small (but significant) percentage of caucasions have a genetic disease called hereditary hemochromatosis, which causes your body to store iron in your internal organs. And one of the early signs of trouble is diabetes. There’s a slim chance, mind you.. this isn’t a very common disease, but it’s also one that is often missed. If your doctor did not run a Serum Iron test, a TIBC (Total Iron Binding Capacity), and/or a transferrin saturation test (which is a combination of the two that specifically detects iron overload) you might want to ask for it. Check out http://www.americanhs.org. I point it out because if you DO have it, it is possible that any diabetic symptoms you may have now may be reversed if you have hemochromatosis and it’s treated NOW. It’s worth checking into.
    I have it, and it was missed for 10 years of my diabetic treatment. If it was discovered ten years ago, it’s likely that I wouldn’t be needing insulin now. So, it’s worth checking.
    Good luck.

    1. belated thanks
      It does appear that my case is more complex than just “diabetes”, but that I should basically behave as if I had Type 2 diabetes with some reservations, and it might be reversible.
      I remember your mentionining the hemochromatosis and the bleeding and the oy. Very odd story, and I’m glad you found it finally.
      Thanks again for the supportive comment

      1. Re: I know you mean to be helpful
        Your doctor just told you that you’d have to watch your dietary sugar. Therefore you need a diet that’s based around low sugars (and other refined carbohydrates that convert swiftly into sugars).
        Atkins isn’t necessarily the right one of that group (and it’s not the one that I’m on), but something from that area would presumably be what you should be doing.
        It was more emant to be a ‘take a look into this kind of thing’ than ‘go do this’. Sorry if it came across badly.

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