Sorry to hear about your experience. I know how you must of felt. This website has many resources and I would highly recommend you to make a food pyramid chart for yourself. I think it is very helpful. I wish you the best speen, hopefully you will find a better doctor that caters to your frame of mind.View Thread
My mother was not as fortunate as many people growing up as a child. She had to drop out of school to support her siblings and parents. There was no education, let alone a proper childhood that many people take for granted. My mother was not born in America so there are still many disconnects but rest assured she has learnt a lot through these years and is even an American citizen.
As a son, I just feel it's only right to take more responsibility over the situation than my mother. She certainly has taken care of my health and made it her responsibility through these 20 years of my life which is only natural as a mother. Now is my time to support my mother and care for her health especially since I am no longer a child.
I wish things would get better but it hasn't. I made a food pyramid chart for my mother that we have gone over many times and also exercise with her daily. Unfortunately my mother is now going through a depression relapse. I am never one to be pessimistic but I've found myself being down these days. It does feel good expressing these feelings even on an online board instead of just keeping them to myself.
Hi guys, Is it normal for a doctor not to mention what type of diabetes one has? All the doctor said to my mother was that she had diabetes. There seems to be several types that contribute to it. Hope to get a lot of answers in two weeks.View Thread
Thank you so much Nutri, those blog posts were very good. It makes a lot of sense. I have been learning as much as I can to inform my mother. The next visit will be in two weeks. I will ask the doctor to refer my mother to a good endocrinologist. You are very fortunate to have a great experience, I hope no one will ever get the poor response and experience that my mother received.
Thank you so much auriga. That was my assumption as well, we left the doctors visit unhappy because all the doctor did was tell my mother she had diabetes and prescribed metformin, we were both at a state of shock. It would of been more assuring and easygoing for my mom if the doctor took his time to possibly give a brief explanation on what new changes must be made and at least let her hear that "everything will be fine". It just seemed as if the doctor didn't care at all.
I have been reading up on a lot and been telling my mother all the changes she must make. When we go back for another visit in two weeks, I am going to ask for another doctor, hopefully it will be a better one, someone who is more sensible and I will definitely ask the doctor to refer my mother to a good endocrinologist if possible.
Thank you again auriga, I'll keep you updated once we go through the next visit.View Thread