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@151949  Haven't you taken any refresher courses in the 45-50 years since you were in nursing school? So much has changed in medicine! My physicians send me for updated diabetic classes regularly. How could you be an effective nurse if you were practicing "old school" stuff learned decades ago?

 

Now I understand your comments about eating American cheese on sandwiches. Don't know anyone who eats that nasty stuff; it's not real cheese! No wonder you and your husband have problems with your own diabetes and weight.

 

Telling the OP you "don't care" is cruel and cold. Why bother to respond if you cannot be kind? Doubly bad coming from someone who claims to have been in the nursing profession and should be caring and understanding. Why bother to respond if you cannot be kind to others with medical issues?

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@Junebug54 @LizzieInSRQ  My apologies. I was thinking if the OP continued to have her RX filled, both her physician and the pharmacist could have their licenses suspended with such old RX.

 

Reread her initial post and she indicated that was why she had to go for the appointment. (To get more refills.) There is a check and balance to protect them!

 

I'm still confused how she received a RX for over 1 1/2 years of meds without any lab work . . . or how the meds lasted so long. Have a feeling that won't be happening again. Her physician will be covering his/her rear end in the future. Glad her A1C is so well and she feels fine.  Smiley Happy

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@qbetzforreal wrote:

@151949 wrote:

@goldensrbest wrote:

@151949,Would it suit you if i were not pleased that my a1c,was normal? Don't need you or any one saying i do not understand.


You clearly don't understand this very complicated disease . However, I really couldn't care less.You'll learn the hard way, when your having quadruple bypass surgery or going on dialysis afyter your kidneys fail, or some other serious complication.


What kind of thing is that to say to person?  As I recall from your posts, you're not managing your diabetes so well.


I keep my A1c < 7 - I keep my fats < 40 gm a day & I exercise every day. THAT IS HOW TO MANAGE DIABETES.My total cholesterol is 121. There is way more to it than just A1c. Taking metformin protects your vital organs from damage due to diabetes. The OP decided she would just quit taking her diabetes meds.Many people think if they just don't eat sugars and keep their A1c low they are managing this disease - that is not so.There is way way more to it than that. No one here ever mentions caring for their feet - seeing the podiatrist regularly - an important part of diabetes care.

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@SilleeMee wrote:

I don't go every year to have my 'wellness check'.  I don't take any Rx drugs and I am basically healthy. I do go every two years and for me that is enough. Unless I feel something needs to be looked at then I try to stay away. I am 62. Why fix it if it ain't broke?

 

Good work @goldensrbest


@SilleeMee    We are like the mirror twins. I am 62.  I take no presciption medicines and am basically healthy.  I last went to have a physical Dec 2016.  I had so much doctor "stuff" from 2013,( bilateral knee replacement) 2014(left hip replaced) and 2015( right hip replaced)    I just got tired of going to the doctor and having X rays and tests and etc etc for so many years in a row. 

 

I am going to go another couple of years beore I go see my doctor again( 2020) as long as I feel good.  I take good care of my health.   I just see no need  to go every year.  . I have arthritis and I know that.  But that is all.  I might just buy a complete blood test from Life Extentsion foundation and do that myself for  $175.    

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@SeaMaiden wrote:

@SilleeMee wrote:

I don't go every year to have my 'wellness check'.  I don't take any Rx drugs and I am basically healthy. I do go every two years and for me that is enough. Unless I feel something needs to be looked at then I try to stay away. I am 62. Why fix it if it ain't broke?

 

Good work @goldensrbest


@SilleeMee    We are like the mirror twins. I am 62.  I take no presciption medicines and am basically healthy.  I last went to have a physical Dec 2016.  I had so much doctor "stuff" from 2013,( bilateral knee replacement) 2014(left hip replaced) and 2015( right hip replaced)    I just got tired of going to the doctor and having X rays and tests and etc etc for so many years in a row. 

 

I am going to go another couple of years beore I go see my doctor again( 2020) as long as I feel good.  I take good care of my health.   I just see no need  to go every year.  . I have arthritis and I know that.  But that is all.  I might just buy a complete blood test from Life Extentsion foundation and do that myself for  $175.    


@SeaMaiden What about eye exams to check for glaucoma, cataracts and other age related eye issues? What about mammograms?

 

Preventing an illness just is easier than finding out when it could be too late. Not every illness is symptomatic until it is too late. But what I just said sounds preachy, so I guess my statements really come from seeing a loved one do the same and died of Stage 4 cancer because they rarely saw a doctor. Sigh...

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@Trinity11 wrote:

@SeaMaiden wrote:

@SilleeMee wrote:

I don't go every year to have my 'wellness check'.  I don't take any Rx drugs and I am basically healthy. I do go every two years and for me that is enough. Unless I feel something needs to be looked at then I try to stay away. I am 62. Why fix it if it ain't broke?

 

Good work @goldensrbest


@SilleeMee    We are like the mirror twins. I am 62.  I take no presciption medicines and am basically healthy.  I last went to have a physical Dec 2016.  I had so much doctor "stuff" from 2013,( bilateral knee replacement) 2014(left hip replaced) and 2015( right hip replaced)    I just got tired of going to the doctor and having X rays and tests and etc etc for so many years in a row. 

 

I am going to go another couple of years beore I go see my doctor again( 2020) as long as I feel good.  I take good care of my health.   I just see no need  to go every year.  . I have arthritis and I know that.  But that is all.  I might just buy a complete blood test from Life Extentsion foundation and do that myself for  $175.    


@SeaMaiden What about eye exams to check for glaucoma, cataracts and other age related eye issues? What about mammograms?

 

Preventing an illness just is easier than finding out when it could be too late. Not every illness is symptomatic until it is too late. But what I just said sounds preachy, so I guess my statements really come from seeing a loved one do the same and died of Stage 4 cancer because they rarely saw a doctor. Sigh...


@Trinity11    Dental and eye are not what I am talking about. I just had  cataract surgery on both eyes in January 2018.    I go have my teeth cleaned every three months.    I am talking  just  physicals.  I do not have mamograms yearly.  Never have, never will. 

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@SeaMaiden wrote:

@Trinity11 wrote:

@SeaMaiden wrote:

@SilleeMee wrote:

I don't go every year to have my 'wellness check'.  I don't take any Rx drugs and I am basically healthy. I do go every two years and for me that is enough. Unless I feel something needs to be looked at then I try to stay away. I am 62. Why fix it if it ain't broke?

 

Good work @goldensrbest


@SilleeMee    We are like the mirror twins. I am 62.  I take no presciption medicines and am basically healthy.  I last went to have a physical Dec 2016.  I had so much doctor "stuff" from 2013,( bilateral knee replacement) 2014(left hip replaced) and 2015( right hip replaced)    I just got tired of going to the doctor and having X rays and tests and etc etc for so many years in a row. 

 

I am going to go another couple of years beore I go see my doctor again( 2020) as long as I feel good.  I take good care of my health.   I just see no need  to go every year.  . I have arthritis and I know that.  But that is all.  I might just buy a complete blood test from Life Extentsion foundation and do that myself for  $175.    


@SeaMaiden What about eye exams to check for glaucoma, cataracts and other age related eye issues? What about mammograms?

 

Preventing an illness just is easier than finding out when it could be too late. Not every illness is symptomatic until it is too late. But what I just said sounds preachy, so I guess my statements really come from seeing a loved one do the same and died of Stage 4 cancer because they rarely saw a doctor. Sigh...


@Trinity11    Dental and eye are not what I am talking about. I just had  cataract surgery on both eyes in January 2018.    I go have my teeth cleaned every three months.    I am talking  just  physicals.  I do not have mamograms yearly.  Never have, never will. 


Good luck. 

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@SilleeMee wrote:

I don't go every year to have my 'wellness check'.  I don't take any Rx drugs and I am basically healthy. I do go every two years and for me that is enough. Unless I feel something needs to be looked at then I try to stay away. I am 62. Why fix it if it ain't broke?

 

Good work @goldensrbest


@SilleeMee...I thought you just posted you had scleroderma? 

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@151949 wrote:

@qbetzforreal wrote:

@151949 wrote:

@goldensrbest wrote:

@151949,Would it suit you if i were not pleased that my a1c,was normal? Don't need you or any one saying i do not understand.


You clearly don't understand this very complicated disease . However, I really couldn't care less.You'll learn the hard way, when your having quadruple bypass surgery or going on dialysis afyter your kidneys fail, or some other serious complication.


What kind of thing is that to say to person?  As I recall from your posts, you're not managing your diabetes so well.


I keep my A1c < 7 - I keep my fats < 40 gm a day & I exercise every day. THAT IS HOW TO MANAGE DIABETES.My total cholesterol is 121. There is way more to it than just A1c. Taking metformin protects your vital organs from damage due to diabetes. The OP decided she would just quit taking her diabetes meds.Many people think if they just don't eat sugars and keep their A1c low they are managing this disease - that is not so.There is way way more to it than that. No one here ever mentions caring for their feet - seeing the podiatrist regularly - an important part of diabetes care.


@151949- Your comments and opinions as usual were way out.  Who are you anyway to say those things?  The OP didn't ask for any advice.  She was posting about a recent event.  You don't know what she knows or does know.  You don't like it or respond well when people offer advice on your postings.  Why do you feel it's okay for you do?

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@Trinity11 wrote:

@SilleeMee wrote:

I don't go every year to have my 'wellness check'.  I don't take any Rx drugs and I am basically healthy. I do go every two years and for me that is enough. Unless I feel something needs to be looked at then I try to stay away. I am 62. Why fix it if it ain't broke?

 

Good work @goldensrbest


@SilleeMee...I thought you just posted you had scleroderma? 


 

 

@Trinity11,

Yes, that is correct. But I don't see a doctor unless there's a need and at this time I don't have any problems. I've been living with scleroderma since 2002. The onset was terrible but gradually my symptoms tapered and are stable. My last wellness visit proved that I am healthy, no meds needed. My next visit is this week. I am looking forward to another good report. Woman Happy