Tuesday, July 08, 2008

God Still Works in Our Lives

If you don't believe me, just ask me! ;) You know that my doctor changed my medication about a month ago. It's been about five weeks, and he had instructed me to come back in four-six weeks to see how things are going. I neglected calling last week, but knew I had to this week (I am notorious for not calling for doctors' appointments until I absolutely have to!) - so I called yesterday afternoon. My doctor didn't have any available appointments this week, and since I would be completely out of medicine before his next available time, I agreed to see another doctor in the same office today.

The Lord was in this. The doctor I saw today is a woman who has worked among the First Nations people (same as Native Americans in the US), among whom diabetes is at epidemic proportions; nearly 90% of First Nations people have diabetes. So she knows diabetes better than most general practitioners. She immediately began reviewing my records and added another medicine (of which she gave me samples to last for a month) and gave me samples of one more that may be a help in controlling my post-meal sugar levels. She gave an example of going to a party and knowing there will be cake. I can take this medicine to give me a little extra boost of insulin to cover the cake (from what I understand at the moment). She understood my frustration with the medicine I had been taking for the past couple of years; she herself doesn't like to prescribe it, because it's an older medicine with lots of problems. She also referred me to an endocrinologist (diabetes specialist) who also specializes in women's health issues. When I asked why my regular doctor hadn't done all these things, she replied that most family doctors don't see enough diabetics in their daily practice to know exactly how to treat the disease, and most refer their diabetic patients to an endocrinologist. I love my doctor, but I am so glad that the Lord worked it out for me to see this doctor today, and especially that I'll get to see an endocrinologist. I'm feeling some relief and hope that I can bring this disease under control. In fact, I was almost in tears as I left the doctor's office!

Good news: I've lost three pounds in the past month, without changing much of anything! It's slow, but before changing medicines, I was only gaining, never losing. A slow loss is better than no loss!

14 comments:

  1. So very thankful how the Lord has provided you such a qualified doctor...and congrats on the Weight Loss, Susan. I know *that* struggle all too well.
    Deby

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  2. How wonderful that God led you to just the right doctor!

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  3. That is excellent news! I'm so happy for you, and praise the Lord! (o:

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  4. I'm so happy for you! God is so good to us.

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  5. How wonderful!!! What a relief it must be to have a plan! I am so glad you were able to talk to a doctor who has a deep understanding of your illness. Soon, I am praying, it will no longer be an illness but a controlled diagnosis! Congrats on the 3 pounds. A slow loss is the best kind because it usually says off!

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  6. Glad you're doing better with your diabetes. I have lolst a few lbs doing absolutely nothing lol. But not enough. I won't worry about it lol. Just glafd I checked out okay at my last drs appt. Got my cholesterol down. Mya God bless you as you deal with your diabetes. And your family too. Prayers just said for ya...

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  7. Great news, Susan! I'm glad you saw a more knowledgable doctor and a plan is shaping up!

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  8. Hey isn't it wonderful how God works things out when we think things are going wrong.
    I'm so glad He hooked you up with this new doctor and that she's getting your meds all figured out.

    BTW, congrats on the weight loss!!!

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  9. Isn't wonderful how the Lord just works things out for us? Hey, something else we have in common, I never make my Dr. appts. until the last minute!! I just put it off and put it off...see, worked out great this time,lol! Congratulations on the weight loss. Slow is supposed to be better for you.

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  10. Wow Susan! This is such great and encouraging news!

    And congratulations on your weight loss! Way to go! : )

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  11. Susan, that's wonderful! There are many cases which doctors should transfer patients (I've been in that situation before) and yet they don't. I hope you get the answers you need and get control of this!

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  12. Such wonderful news, Susan:)


    Came by to check on you and say hi---I am so glad I did!

    Julieann

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  13. Susan, that's great to hear! I'm so glad God worked it out for you to see the other doctor.

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  14. So glad that the Lord led you to a better doctor!

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