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Old 07-23-2016, 19:08   #61
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I have very rarely needed to see a doctor...until now. I avoided them unless I Absolutely had to go. For me to sit in a doctors surgery for an hour or so after my appt time was a huge complete inconvenience to me.. Thinking of all the things I could get that time! Unless it was for my kids. Reluctantly..because I had to, I seen a doctor here in Oman, Being out of my own country that's a little scary, but, I have to say, she was just beautiful. I thought, I'm not mucking around here, I'm going to tell her what works for me.. Tell her what I need help with.. So I've gone in there with prolly an attitude, armed with what I've learned so far from you guys, BUT, she was actually interested in how I've been handling things for myself so far. She took blood test and explained to me after listening to my concerns, what these test would tell us and make a plan from there. She actually asked me how I felt after being so LCHF, she did say it's not been long time researched but didn't discount it. I told her I feel the best I ever have. Search for these doctors. They are there for sure. My doc at home in Oz couldn't even answer me if the natural remedies I was taking would help my diabetes. Age old natural herbs used for centuries, she did not know about. Cmon! That was in my early days before I Found you guys and learned to test test test. I've stopped taking some of the natural remedies but still take some and have discovered more I can take from the test method. I'm a true believer that God has put on our planet everything we need from plants etc to help with any ailment we have. Admittedly modern medicine has its place. I just try to find the balance that works for me.

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Old 08-05-2016, 16:14   #62
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It looks like I am a little late to the party here, but figured id put my 2 cents in.

I had a similar fight with the insurance company about basically the same things. They were refusing my Dr recommended pump (type 1) and said my bs was too high so I needed to see a nutritionist. They told me I needed to eat more carbs and argued with me when I said no, I need less because my sugar is going to high. They fought with me for nearly a year as my a1c sat around 7.2 or so. They made me go to my Dr every 3 weeks (my work was NOT amused) and my Dr recommended nearly all of their suggestions.

Well once I got my pump I was at 5.6, 5.7, and last time 5.8. If its possible, ignore the Dr and do what YOU think is best. When your Dr sees your improvement tell them what they want to hear, or do what I did, and say "Hey its working, does it matter how I got here if my physical's all show I am healthy?"

Thankfully I have a really good dr, that once she saw my results (which I will be honest, are 75% from the pump) she literally told me; "Well, I don't understand it, but whatever you are doing, keep it up. I don't understand how you are getting down to 5.6 and I don't really care. As long as your Physical comes back that everything is fine do whatever you find works best." That was after the 1st visit of 5.6. After my last visit at 5.8 she said jokingly I should come in and teach her other new pump patients what I do lol.

I couldn't imagine a Dr. like you have yelling at me. I hope you can find another one because like another poster said, you shouldn't have to pay to have someone yell at you, ESPECIALLY when you are trying to get healthier!

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