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Old 05-01-2013, 03:41   #11
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I'm not sure if I am comforted or scared that my experience is common! LOL


Nurse finally called me back, but had forgotten to ask if I should up my metformin. She gave me another Lantus sample to get me through. So some help. It was a bit frustrating when she kept telling me to calm down and it wasn't an emergency. I was upset b/c she wasn't listening to me, not b/c I was freaked out about my numbers.

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Been there heard that... "180 is a good goal for after meals". Yeahhhh... but damage starts at 140...

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I was upset b/c she wasn't listening to me, not b/c I was freaked out about my numbers.
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Sounds like my ex-endo. Stay away from people like that -- they can mess up your blood pressure!
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Doctors and nurses go through a lot of school and there pretty smart people, when my duaghter was 1 she was in a burn unit with 2nd degree burns over 20% of her body, both eyes swollen shut leaking fluid everywhere, worst experience of my life (but she made a full recovery with no scaring thank god) but the other people there werent sick they were crippled and scared for life, they dont recover quickly either so the doctors and nurses really get to know them and they have to come back often for re-hab, its a horrible heart wrenching thing to watch and the first im in my life I conceded that I could never do what these nurses do, (I am a pretty confident and generally think i could do just about anything) I could not handle it emotionally day in day out.
Having said that it is shoking how much guess work is in medicine, the doctors are guessing, the nurses are guessing, yes there is science behind the guess but its still a guess. They don't know for sure how your systems works, best thing for you to do is research how your medicines work, what effects increase and decreaseing have and tune your dosage to meet your goals, your the only one that can do that, your nurses and doctors will never know your body well enough to do it.

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They ARE intelligent, however, they can only reflect what THEY have been taught.

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