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The more I read, the more I learn about how difficult it can be to get the kind of help we need from our health care providers. I've already had one rough experience with an associate of my family doctor's. I'm seeing my endocrinologist for the first time on Friday and have no idea what to expect from him.
I will take with me my BG levels and carbohydrate numbers for the last six weeks. I'm hoping that he will agree that it's a real problem that my BG doesn't come down for hours after I eat, even though I'm only eating about 20g of carbohydrate--and never more than 30g--per day.
I'm having my A1c level tested tomorrow and expect it to be lower than it was in mid-October. My BG these days hovers around 6.4 mmol/L most of the time, but will spike quite a bit higher after meals or even after walking the dog a couple of miles.
I will ask the endo to put me on insulin, but will he do it?
Metformin wreaks havoc with my digestive system and the 1000 mg I'm taking now doesn't really seem to make a difference to my BG. I don't want to take any sulfonylureas, at all.
I would appreciate suggestions about what I should ask for, and in the event that he just wants me to take drugs instead, what I should be ready for then.