I have always had pretty good control over my diabetes. And I have been doing the low-carb diet for long time which my doctor never agreed with.
But today completly freaked out at me today... She said I probably don't have diabetes anymore or never did because nobody can have such low A1c's without constantly being low... which totally disagree on!!! So she decided I should just take a break from the pump... and she is not giving me prescribtions for any of my meds whatsoever... Have any of you guys ever had such a problem with your doctors? I am so frsutrated right now and frankly don't know what to say or do...
I'd run away from this doctor & find a new one pronto. She's clueless. If you weren't diabetic, using insulin would send you into a coma. Fabulous A1c, but it's due to your LC diet & careful use of insulin, of course.
Wow!!! I hope you'll file a report/complain to her medical board. It's serious that she would deny a diabetic their meds or say they don't have diabetes any more.
Yeah I was diagnosed as a Type 1 4 years ago... The problem is currently I live in Montana and there aren't many endo's around... Moving to Denver early next year... I hope I can find a doctor there who understands that you can have a normal blood sugar readings even if you are a diabetic. I am just so mad right now and can't believe she told me that...
I'm T2, diet and exercise only so far. Saw my doc last week. Seeing my 4.9, she asked if I still wanted diabetic in my medical profile. I asked her what she had for lunch, accessed that automatic carb-counter in all our heads, and told her I would probably get a reading of well over 200 if I ate that. Fortunately, she GOT it. But it took me 3 docs and a lot of frustration to find her. I agree with everyone else. Shop around.
I know how important an endo can be for T1s, but maybe you could shop other categories until you get to Denver. My 2 ignorant, non-supportive docs were internal medicine. This one, that I am quite fond of, is Family Practice. Surprised me.....
Find another Dr...
My last A1c was 5.2 and my Dr. only told me how happy she was. Nothing about changing up my meds, diet (which is also low carb) or anything else. The only advice was to "keep doing what I am doing!" Run... Like Gerri said!
Congratulations on the wonderful A1C. I've read a lot of really ignorant comments by doctors here on tuD but yours really takes the cake. She should be asking you how you do it. Hope you have a backup plan to obtain your supplies until you get situated on Denver. Like Judith my Doc is supportive of my low carbing, it's hard to argue with the results. I think there are more and more low carb friendly Dr.s and hope you will find one quickly.
Gerri, you know they don't care. If it's not "their" way well something else has to be wrong. But what does a patient know?
You're so right, Deb. My doctor didn't believe that I didn't have frequent bad lows. I insisted & then gave up & shrugged my shoulders. Honestly at this point, I don't give a rat's behind what he believes.
I too was frustrated by my endo telling me to back off on the insulin; she had me wear a constant glucose monitor for a week because she couldn't believe that my A1C level was 5%. So, I just decided not to see her anymore! My nurse practitioner agreed to take charge of my care as it relates to diabetes, and now she prescribes me all the things I need and takes my HbA1C and labs when I visit. It's truly made me realize that I don't need an endo, frankly. Hang in there, you're not alone.
Certainly find another doc in Denver, but what can you do in the interim? When will you run out of meds? I have been a PWD for three years without insulin - A1c of 5.1 for the last year. It was WORK. I can't ever cheat or forget I am a PWD for one minute. I'd be out of my mind crazy if anyone implied that I no longer had diabetes.