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blood work BEFORE the check-up

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nell Jul 28. 23 Replies

I'm T2, with good control. With my six-month check-up looming, I called to schedule my bloodwork for the week prior to the appointment. The receptionist told me that the practice no longer schedules…Continue

Tags: lab, a1c, timing, tests, blood

weight loss & improved control

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Feb 9. 37 Replies

I am a 52-year-old woman, T2, carrying about 20 lbs above the suggested "healthy" BMI. I'm relatively content at my weight, but imagine greater health & confidence if I dropped 10+ pounds. Have…Continue

Tags: LADA, weight, loss

celebrating fall!

Started Oct 20, 2013 0 Replies

Fall has arrived in full force in the Midwest. I'm savoring the season AND taking care of my diabetes. Enjoying the foliage on bike rides, canoe trips,& hiking. Radicchio, cauliflower, &…Continue

Tags: soup, fall

Swimming

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clare Sep 8, 2013. 15 Replies

Just shared my swimming story on asweetlife.org http://asweetlife.org/feature/swimming-through-a-diabetes-diagnosis/Continue

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Deborah liked MaximJ's discussion Went Low Carb but Have Higher Hba1c, so Frustrating
Monday
Deborah replied to Jen's discussion 'Gum recession'
"I've had some gum recession for years. Since my diabetes dx, I try to be yet more careful with my dental care. I now floss 2x/day, use listerine, and an electric toothbrush. Recession seems to have stopped in the past year."
Aug 12
Nell replied to Deborah's discussion 'blood work BEFORE the check-up'
"I am concerned that Zander and Zoe have medical people who do not understand HIPPA. Please review this page (or just look up "HIPPA access to medical records":…"
Jul 28
Deborah replied to Deborah's discussion 'blood work BEFORE the check-up'
"Here's the response from the practice regarding my second request for pre-check-up labs: "Due to new insurance coverage, Dr. Thomas has decided to wait until she sees patients before ordering labs. She will contact you after the visit with…"
Jul 28
Dee replied to Deborah's discussion 'blood work BEFORE the check-up'
"I'm in Toronto, Canada. Each time I'm at the doctor (either my physician or the endo) they give me a requisition for the next time's blood tests, which I keep and then use the week before my next appointment so we can discuss. I…"
Jul 28
uptowngirl replied to Deborah's discussion 'blood work BEFORE the check-up'
"When I am at an appointment I always ask for the lab request for the NEXT appointment at that time, therefore I always have it ready when I go to the lab."
Jul 28
Zoe replied to Deborah's discussion 'blood work BEFORE the check-up'
"I too have always been told the doctor needs to note "copy to patient". They will not give you a copy if that isn't there. It is ridiculous, you should have a right to your own labs, but it seems to be the way things are done in…"
Jul 27
zander replied to Deborah's discussion 'blood work BEFORE the check-up'
"I am in the US, CT, and have asked the lab more than once and am told they can't send me a copy without doc's permission. With a written order, I just put copy to "patient" no problem. Most now are using electronic orders to lab.…"
Jul 27
funkynassau replied to Deborah's discussion 'blood work BEFORE the check-up'
"I live in Ontario, Canada and get my A1C blood work done a week or so before my appt."
Jul 27
funkynassau replied to Deborah's discussion 'blood work BEFORE the check-up'
"Oh I am with you! I think it's just plain stupid to not want blood work done before a visit to the doctor. I'd be calling again to demand (if you have to get that forceful) a requisition for blood work! I always get it done a week or so…"
Jul 27
Nell replied to Deborah's discussion 'blood work BEFORE the check-up'
"Zander, if you are in the U.S. you do not need a dr order to get a copy of your test reports. I just ask the receptionist or tech for it and they give me as many copies as I want (for self + other docs). If my tests have to do with another test (cat…"
Jul 27
2hobbit1 replied to Deborah's discussion 'blood work BEFORE the check-up'
"One advantage of the practice I see is that it is a large hospital based practice and they have a system wide online service that lets you access all records regardless of the service you saw as well as access all your testing results. It also…"
Jul 27
Nell replied to Deborah's discussion 'blood work BEFORE the check-up'
"One more note on Deborah's point. In your case, I would request at least the A1c early enough before the visit so that you can talk with your internist about it. I definitely think that you need at least the A1c for the visit. Of course, you…"
Jul 27
zander replied to Deborah's discussion 'blood work BEFORE the check-up'
Jul 27
Zoe replied to Deborah's discussion 'blood work BEFORE the check-up'
"I get mine done after the visit, but then I see a PCP and am not looking for any input from her on my D management. If anything else needs attention, she calls me. But if you have a doctor you want to go over things with then yes, before does make…"
Jul 27
Nell replied to Deborah's discussion 'blood work BEFORE the check-up'
"I am a T1 also. My endo only deals with diabetes (+ thyroid in my case) so the only tests he runs are A1c and thyroid tests on a periodic basis. I get the same meter and cgm downloads at the visit as you and we go over all of that & the A1c at…"
Jul 27

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July 16, 2010
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6.5, January 2014
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Thankfully I loved vegetables and regular exercise before my diagnosis. Thankfully my teenage son has gotten used to the lack of crunchy snacks in the house.

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