I have to admit, I was NOT the most compliant patient 10 years ago when I was diagnosed, in fact, those that read my posts know that I did NOTHING, NADA, NO WAY, about my diabetes for 2 years except take pills. After those two years, I think there were 20 - 40 readings on my meter. Why I snapped to attention, I'll never know, maybe turning 50, did it....BUT, I did. In those 10 years there have been many things I have said NO to as far as treatment is concerned. I said NO to Avandia and Actos, I said a rousing NO to some tests, I said no to driving 250 miles to meet with an endo...now he comes to my hometown. I said no to byetta, then my research showed some optimism and I said yes, and here I am stuck on januvia, which is good, but I know that after this three months is up, I'm going to be looking at a byetta pen. Most of the reasons I say know are not enough information, fear, and just plain wanting to stay status quo.
In my much younger years I was a self abuser, and now being asked to poke myself five times a day with a needle, and then to go to byetta which is another needle, doesn't make sense, except in the end result.
I know it doesn't make sense, that's what I said. No need to point that out to me.
But what I am wondering is are there treatments, tests, etc that you refuse to take or do and what is your reasoning, or am I the only non-compliant patient in the world.?