All Blog Posts Tagged 'doctor' (12)

Thank You Death Sentence

 

My mom and dad noticed that I was acting unusual. I was drinking a lot of liquids, urinating through my clothes, and appeared very sluggish. They took me to a substitute doctor; he insisted I had a virus. After my mother suggested a blood test be taken, the clinic dismissed her suggestion and said I just had a simple sickness. As the days proceeded at home, I became more sluggish, weak, skinny, dehydrated, and wet. A dark sunken…

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Added by greenclouds on February 6, 2012 at 2:00am — 8 Comments

The frustrations of getting started on a pump.

I have been diabetic for 9 years. Mostly I was on oral medications, but was recently switched to insulin shots, and quickly have progressed to two kinds of insulin and some scary looking log book pages. About six months ago, I started trying to get myself put on an insulin pump. My family doctor doesn't know much about them, and so he decided to send me to a local endocrinologist. Meanwhile, I researched everything I could get my hands on.

 

After going through the motions of…

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Added by Jennifer Dharmasurya on September 29, 2011 at 1:33pm — 3 Comments

P90x anyone?

Hey there :) On monday night I started doing P90x with my sisters and was just wondering if anyone else has done it and what you thought? So far we did two workouts and Ab ripper once. Ouch. I think I will get to like it if I'm having success and if I make it through the first little while but for right now this is hard! My arms and tummy were a little sore after monday and while my arms arent doing too bad my tummy has gotten more sore with time (abb ripper again today won't help!). My legs… Continue

Added by Leanna on June 22, 2011 at 5:39am — 4 Comments

Hi, my name is...

... and I'm an xxxxxx - oh wait a minute, that's that other group. Damn.

Okay, let's try that again...

Hi, my name is Sheri and I don't really want to be here.

We could go around the table or the room or the whole site and agree on that, yes?

This diagnosis was a not a big surprise for me. I had a fasting blood glucose done a year ago because I was feeling really tired after meals. Sometimes stuporous. Often stumble-to-the-couch for…

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Added by SM Johnson on March 10, 2010 at 12:00pm — 7 Comments

It's different when it's not you..

All the diabetics I know (most) where diagnosed before I met them or before I was old enough to remember. So naturally there was never a grieving period of time.



I heard this somewhere, ( I'm no biologist ) that if a parent is diabetic, there's a 1 in 4 chance that the kids would be diabetic too. In my family, I was that 1 in 4 chance. We're four children. Me, oldest..1 brother, 2nd oldest and 2 younger sisters. I never minded to be the one with diabetes, as a matter of fact, I… Continue

Added by Lama Zeidan on January 23, 2010 at 12:35pm — 8 Comments

Ophthalmologist: important steps in the examination of the eye

I just had my eye exam and I am glad that everything is fine. My ophthalmologist can not see any difference to a healthy eye and that after more than 20 years with D. This is a great relief for me because right before these examinations I get usually scared.



Since I very much appreciate the accuracy of my eye doctor I just wanted to tell about the steps of this examination procedure. I think every step is important and not one of these steps should be missing in your… Continue

Added by Holger Schmeken on December 18, 2009 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

How it's going so far...

Hello Everyone!



I am new here, and new to blogging in general. This website is so inspiring and such a wealth of information, so I thought I'd start a thread of my own to keep me accountable for my progress.



I came here after doing some nutritional research and deciding to try a grain-free, low-carb diet based on the principles of The Primal Blueprint - www.marksdailyapple.com



Not being a fanatic, or someone who… Continue

Added by Sarah on October 21, 2009 at 9:56am — No Comments

Resistance is futile

I went to my cardiologist yesterday for a follow up to an appointment, which was a follow up from a mishap last year when I fainted for no apparent reason, and fell and hit my head. I seem to still be terrified at the doctors' offices, even though I have managed to surround myself with some pretty hip characters. My internist is smart (and also very attractive) and a great doctor. Her office is polite, sharp and timely, she has all my scripts, and I have no problems with her staff at all. My… Continue

Added by Joe on March 17, 2009 at 8:04am — 6 Comments

My dilemma

A couple of months ago I found out I have to switch endocrinologists due to my current insurance dropping that hospital and network of doctors, ugh! I have to admit I am not a big fan of going to the endo mostly because it often feels like I'm being criticized. And who likes criticism? No matter how contructive it is. But this doctor has a totally different approach which I find so refreshing. He takes his time to explain things to me, asks my opinion and actually writes down what he wants me… Continue

Added by Andrea on October 23, 2008 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

A1C Results can show your trend.

I am so encouraged today!



I just got a call from my doctor's office. They told me that they had my A1C result...and it was at 6.2! A lot better from the 7.4 I had before. I have been really doing well lately, eating well, exercising and trying to test my sugar levels no less than 3 times a day. I use SugarStats.com because I can print out my results and take it to my doctor. He was impressed by the results, and is going to start recommending it to his patients. He said that it helped… Continue

Added by Chris Haro on June 6, 2008 at 10:33am — No Comments

Enhanced Primary Care Plan (EPC)

On the 29th February I saw the nurse at the Doctor's surgery in regards to the Enhanced Primary Care Plan so I can see an Exercise Physiologist (I get 5 free visits per year).



That done I had to go and see my Doctor again on the 3rd March so he could then give me a referral to see the Exercise Physiologist.

While i was there i asked for my blood test results. He gave me a copy without saying anything so I asked him if everything was ok and without even looking at them he told me… Continue

Added by Loren on March 15, 2008 at 4:16am — No Comments

Heartmoves & Hydrotherapy

It's been a while since I've been able to update my blog.



I have been very busy with appointments and trying to organise my life and do something about my health.



Firstly I got in touch with one of the leaders of Heartmoves (a gentle exercise program set up by the Heart Foundation) and he sent me out the information and necessary forms i needed to fill out and get my Doctor to complete before i can start any of the classes.



Then I went to see my Doctor and after… Continue

Added by Loren on March 15, 2008 at 4:13am — No Comments

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