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Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by Bsbllmom, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. kiwimum

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    So tell me again why I am subjecting my son to many fingersticks a day if the meter is a waste of time?:confused:

    And since Tyler was also dx at the dr's with a meter, given that they are so inaccurate, does that mean he doesn't have D after all!?
     
  2. DebEMT

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    That's as bad as my son's pediatrician REFUSING to test him - because "Type 1 diabetes is not hereditary. If you want to test him with your meter, go ahead. Just let me know if it's high, but I'm not going to test him."

    AAAAAGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! :eek::mad:

    He was fine - thank goodness - but......

    The lady I worked with at the time - who had 2 daughters with T1 -- was ready to go back with me to have a talk with him!

    Thank goodness he was just 1 in the group of peds. The rest seemed to be better.

    Deb
     
  3. sugarmonkey

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    I just remembered something..
    Phillips doctor gets him to do a fingerstick when we see her every three months, using his home meter. If they were inaccurate why would she do this? And record the reading on his notes?
     
  4. Noel

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    Meter 1st here too, then blood work following that.....

    I would love to ask this "dr." a question......My husband has had diabetes for 34 years, all of those times the meter showed high and low readings, he really wasn't???? Go figure apparently he wasn't the meter was just inaccurate? :mad:
     
  5. Andrelaplume

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    you would think there would be a medical board to report this bozo too...I wonder what other area he is knowlege defficient in...
     
  6. Bsbllmom

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    My friend talked to her pedi's nurse yesterday and explained everything that is going on. She said that she can understand why she is concerned and will have pedi call back today. My friend asked if they have a regular OTC meter there and the nurse said that is what they use.:confused:
     
  7. Reese'sMom

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    So they do have a meter and they do use it...hmmm...IMO this Dr. was giving your friend the ol' "everything's okay Mommy" routine without even checking. I got this many times from a Pediatrician for 5 visits over 3 months....turns out my son had cancer the whole time. I really cannot stand Drs who brush off us "Mommies" as if we are all hysterical idiots.

    Our pediatric Oncology practice has a special policy of ALWAYS listening to the parents instincts, even when it doesn't "seem" to fit with the physician's medical thinking. Why? Because more often than not, the parents end up being RIGHT. They train all of their residents in this way of thinking also.
     
  8. Bsbllmom

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    Well the dr that saw him the other night was, I am guessing, the er doctor. She made an appointment though, maybe an after hours clinic at Kaiser. He is the one that kind of laughed at her and said those meters are inaccurate. Maybe they should keep them there and they would be able to make a dx earlier.
     
  9. Omo2three

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    I really can't write what I am thinking...GRRR!

    the clinic out of town was misinformed too, told us..we needed to make an apt it was a long process to diagnosed...I didn't buy it, took her somewhere else, to get Dx by an """"inaccurate""""" meter! with BG in the 600s!
    Lets just say the nurse from the first clinic got a call from her supervisor to correct her procedure....wouldn't want a repeat of that...DKA is at stake!
     
  10. deafmack

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    :eek: This doctor is either an idiot or very misinformed. I was diagnosed with a meter as well and then it was confirmed with an OGTT. I hope your friend finds another doctor.
     
  11. deafmack

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    I so agree with you. Parents know best. I feel that many times parents sense something is not right even before it shows up in some medical test.
     
  12. lil'Man'sMom

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    Fuuny, that (meter) is what they used at the Doctors office to dx Manning.

    This doc is obviously and 'educated idiot'.
     

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