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best doctor visit ever

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by , 07-09-2009 at 10:28 PM (1718 Views)
I went to the doctor today. He is an internal medicine specialist. My sugar was high- probably from all the chips and dip I ate this week. He answered all my questions on meds and how each one worked, went over the interactions. He put me on a new med to increase my insulin production and told me that would control my sugar nicely as it is usually elevated after the lunch meal. I asked him about diet pills, artificial sugars and told him I was walking and would start running soon and he told me not to run it was bad for my joints. I asked if I could get it in writing as my husband thinks walking is not good enough. I also had mentioned that I had read wine was supposed to lower blood sugar and since it is a juice usually Diabetics should not have it. He said that is correct but that wine did lower blood sugar. I told him I drank 1/2 glass 2-3 times a week. He said drink one glass a day it would also help my cholesterol by raising my HDL's. So I get to drink and not run. He also went over my diet and spent more than 2 hours on the visit. About 30 minutes was spent with the nurse. He went over my diet one on one with me and went over exchanges in detail. His appointment was worth the over one month wait.

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Updated 07-10-2009 at 01:15 AM by frugal-fannie

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  1. mauimagic's Avatar
    What a terrific doctor you have found - and he spent so much time with you!! Did he suggest a particular wine? I prefer merlot, but would go with his suggestions!! LOL!!

    Glad you found someone so compassionate!!
  2. Momto2Boyz's Avatar
    It's so hard to find doctors that care enough these days to spend more than a few minutes with you...so congrats on finding a good one!

    And total bonus that he told you to drink wine and not to run! How great is that???

    I lost 30 pounds by walking 45 minutes a day 3-4 times per week...so I know walking is a great way to get healthy! Don't let anyone tell you differently!
  3. frugal-fannie's Avatar
    He actually said it was the alcohol in the wine but red is better and merlot would hit in that category.
  4. frugalwarrior's Avatar
    Congratulations on finding a physician your happy w/. Now you know why it took so long to get in. My Dr. always starts out by saying "no prob. right? WTHeck? I gotta get back to bringing a list.
  5. Debbie-cat's Avatar
    Congrats on such a great visit. Those are usually few and far between.
  6. madhen's Avatar
    It is nice when you get a doctor who is more concerned with educating you than with moving on to his next appt!