I am type 2 diabetic amongst other medical conditions. I have been on several medications daily for many years.
There is continuous rise in my Hb1Ac levels, despite daily use of medication. I believe, as soon as lab reports of samples taken in February arrived back in the practice, the doctor responsible for my diabetes, should have changed my diabetes prescription. It did not happen.
I wrote to the doctor in my GP practice requesting advice on my diabetes and provision of my most recent laboratory report results amongst others. I did not get a reply from the concerned doctor. I managed to get my lab results from My Diabetes My Way.
On finding out continuous increase in my Hb1Ac level, I got extremely worried. As there been no reply to my request from the doctor, therefore I decided to consult two consultant doctors over phone messages. One from another NHS area in Scotland and another from abroad. I provided them details of my lab results as well as medication. They recommended an additional medication to try and see how effective is this medicine and to continue with some of the others. In June 2021, I wrote this to my GP, requesting prescription of this medication, to see how effective is this. And specifically mentioning who recommended this medicine.
A few days later I again phoned my GP practice reminding of my request of prescription. Receptionist told me they would notify of this to the Dr. In the evening I checked up with the pharmacy and I was informed of my current prescription. The doctor not only issued reduced dosage of prescription already in use, but opposite of requested prescription, while the Hb1Ac levels have increased over time. Moreover, it is pertinent to mention, the GP practice did not arrange my blood and urine tests examination between late 2019 and 2021. The tests were only possible and arranged after I reminded the practice in writing.
In these circumstances, I want to know who to seek help from, for effective, proper and timely management and care of my diabetes. More importantly until my prescription is correct, my diabetic condition is likely to deteriorate further. These circumstances are stressing me a lot and I am feeling helpless and devastated. When my GP and others concerned will stand out to help the patient?
"Properly and effectively managing diabetes"
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