does anyone else get irritated when their GP decides that whatever is wrong with you its your diabetes

I havn't been able to eat solid food for 3 days without vomiting so i visited my gp..i told them everything that is wrong with me. The vomiting the hot and cold flushes and the cramping....all my gp is interested in is my hba1c...because they get points for whenever it improves..they aren't testing me for anything else. They just don't seem interested that I can't keep food down.

Everytime i see my gp its the same no matter what is wrong.

Just because i completely entrust my diabetes care to the diabetes centre so the gps cant score off of my results.. am i the only one this happens to?

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Comment by Gerri on September 1, 2010 at 1:48pm
Sorry you're sick. What do you mean the GP gets points?
Comment by Lou on September 1, 2010 at 2:07pm
hell yes, it infuriates me, but i'd go back and see someone else or contact your D specialist, have you checked for ketones? Hope you feel beeter soon hon x
@ Gerri in the uk I believe if your hba1c is within specified government range, your GP gets a nice little bonus, we do all the hard work and they get rewarded LoL
Comment by zazzieuk on September 1, 2010 at 2:08pm
Gp surgerys get awarded points by the nhs if you improve on your hba1c and because t1 is rarer than t2 its like bonus points thats why they bully you to have your hba1c tested at annual reviews if you go to another clinic for your diabetes care. Its not for your own good its for a boost in points...

i'm not sure if they get cash for points. But when you see a gp they will treat u like a t2 because they see t2 diabetics more often and assume we r the same
Comment by zazzieuk on September 1, 2010 at 3:22pm
@Lou i think i remeber my specialist saying something about getting cash for points but i cant remember...i have a small amout of. ketones but plenty of sugar so i'm on meter doctor never even told me whether I should stay off work or not....i'm really tempted to go to another practice
Comment by Tarra on September 1, 2010 at 4:51pm
I have found over the past 30 years that anything wrong for you is always your fault because they don't want to take the time to figure out what is wrong. I have gottent to the point i tell the doctor i want them to really figure out what is wrong and not just assume that is what the cause is. They don't like it but my care has improved dramatically. I hope you start to feel better soon.
Comment by zazzieuk on September 2, 2010 at 4:15am
The thing is i dont see my gp unless there is actually something wrong with me. Its very irritating


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