So what's happened that makes me use the title I've used? I have a blood glucose meter that I've had since I was diagnosed. Okay it's not the original meter and I've been through a few because like everything else I needed to have the latest that was available so one went to two .... and you know the rest. So maybe 10 meters later I got this phonecall from a doctor - not my doctor, but another one from the practice we belong to, and it had been pre-booked to go through my medication and after we went through it all she told me I that as my HbA1c has been so good I don't need to test my bloods anymore.
Nevertheless (I went into word and typed in anyway and then went to the Thesaurus and got nevertheless instead of anyway) I haven't been feeling well for quite a while and blamed the MS - well you do, don't you?!? I do!!! So last week I had an appointment with my doctor and told her what was going on that I was really itchy, incredibly tired and sleeping like all night and well into the next day, really really irritable (not like me at all usually) as well and I can't remember what else I said was wrong (okay okay it was Thrush). My doctor is really great and she said "I think it's your diabetes". And I said no way - that doctor that phoned said I had it really under control and don't need to test my blood anymore. So after Jo (my doctor) said it might be the diabetes I decided to test my blood. Here in the U.K. your levels are meant to be between 4 and 7 and mine was 17.9!!! Which was way way too high.
So now I've gone onto the internet to see what this can cause. I went to the Diabetes U.K. Website this is what I found:
"People with diabetes are being denied the chance to monitor their blood glucose levels because vital test strips are being rationed to save money, according to a new report by Diabetes UK."
So I guess this is what was behind that dumb doctor - okay she wasn't dumb ... I was because I listened to her. I never questioned why she said I didn't need to test my blood anymore. I mean you don't question doctors now do you? Well I didn't - at least not until now. I also don't go looking for trouble that's why I don't look up stuff on the internet. I basically just don't want to know what might happen or could happen.
So my word to the wise is : Be responsible for your own wellbeing and take notice of what your body is telling you.
I don't want to leave you without a photo so here you go:
|Here is O who is 4 years old today|
and he was Superman for his party last week
See you soon
Patti xxx (Also Known As Grandma)
American by birth and MOUTH
but British in every other way