Wednesday, April 06, 2011
I did something in the last 24 hours that I should have done months ago. actually, I started to two months ago but I did not go far enough. I took control of my own health care and disease management.
I am a type 2 diabetic. I have a family doctor and a specialist I deal with and also a diabetes nurse. It can be so frustrating dealing with different people, they all have their own way of doing things! And if i do not listen and obey then I am labled noncompliant. Ok, that just will not work when they all have different plans and orders they want me to follow.
So, yesterday, my family doctor was frustrated and said "You are killing yourself". I was furious! Do not tell me I am non compliant when you are not on the same page as the specialist and you all tell me something different!
So after having a total freak out about it and absolutely driving myself into the ground for yet another failure I began to think it through and try to fuigure out the plan. I also seriously considered saying forget it and throwing away all the plans. But I set out a meal plan, a diet plan an exercise plan etc.
then today I stopped and thought it through. In the end they all want the same results they just do not agree how to get them. So, who knows my body best and how it responds? Me. So I stepped out and took control of the plan.
I took myself off of the Metformin (I hate taking it), I planned out a meal plan with lower caloric intake and I made sure I followed it and took my insulin. Within 24 hourss my sugar has dropped from a range of 13-25 doen to a range of 4.4-11.5 at the highest and I have had to cut my insulin intake by half.
I am determined to do this and succeed. Our healthcare system is trying to lean more towars a patient and family centered care system. Today I stepped into that care model. I retook the control of my own care and health.
I am journalling everything and as I go I am making adjustments as needed. this is my life and my bosy and no one knows it like I do! I am choosing to be back in the drivers seat!