There does seem to be a view in the NHS that Type 2 is progressive. Maybe it is for those who are disinclined for one reason or another to sort out their lifestyle.Happened to see a doctor privately today who asked me if I had any underlying conditions. Mentioned the T2 of course.
Later he asked me to detail any meds/supplements etc and I mentioned the metformin 500mg once a day.
Literally just dawned on me that he said “OK so that’s right at the start of your diabetes journey I’m assuming...” and moved right on.
He was assuming that there’s an inevitability in increased dosage and more medication for the diabetes over time.
The surprising thing is that he couldn’t have been more than 5 years max out of med school and he’s already responding to diabetes in a well established medication only mindset.
I wasn’t seeing him for anything related to the diabetes but it struck me as a real shame that someone so young is already so set in their ways.
Well done!Morning all,
Sooo, I had a telephone consultation with my Diabetes Nurse yesterday on the results of my recent blood tests...
It appears I am officially now IN REMISSION from diabetes!
HbA1c was again 40 and so that is under the threshold for a whole year.
A bit stunned really!
Not sure I can wholeheartedly agree with that. The DN where I work, who is sadly leaving, is very up-to-date and on the ball. I chatted with her recently regarding my waking levels as they are all over the place. I know I eat more carbs than many of you but they are a fraction of what I used to eat, my weight is steady and so far my HbA1c has only risen a little. She said that T2’s do find that their levels increase with time and it can depend on your natural size, weight and how foods react to you as an individual. I don’t consider I am disinclined to sort out my lifestyle, not that I’m taking your comment as a personal affront, but I do think we must remember that we are all individuals and what works for one is not necessarily working for another. Just my opinion and no offence intended.There does seem to be a view in the NHS that Type 2 is progressive. Maybe it is for those who are disinclined for one reason or another to sort out their lifestyle.
Have to say that this doctor wasn’t a GP but a specialist in something as far removed from diabetes as probably humanly possible.None taken. My DN is very enlightened (she even gave me a meter), my GP less so and the person running the xPERT course I went on not at all.