Dreading my diabetic clinic appointment
.. not because I'm scared of finding out anything is wrong, but because every time I go they try to push statins on me and push the CW diet on me. I haven't been to the clinic in quite a few years because I got tired of being patronized by them (I've been diabetic for 23 years, I'M the expert, damnit!!).
Seriously the last Doctor I went to see was barely out of University. Nobody goes to University for 23 years do they! My cholesterol was slightly above what it should have been (not sure about LDL and HDl ratios, will get them this time) and they went on at me to take statins. I tried them for a week and felt so awful I threw them in the bin. After reading numerous studies since then I do not believe statins are helpful, nor do I believe that slightly raised cholesterol is as disastrous as they make it out to be.
It irritates the hell out of me when they try to give me little helpful tips and tricks to manage my blood sugar and are surprised to hear that I already know them. WTF???
So what responses can I have ready about my diet when they start to push the wholegrain crap on me? I'd rather not go at all but I want to see how my kidneys and cholesterol are doing. I've had so many arguments in my head with them over the years, but I know when I come face to face with them that it may be harder for me to stand up for myself.
Type 1 diabetic for 25 years.
Low carb for 7 years, LC Primal for 2.5 of those.
Fruit and starch free.
Total weight loss- 3 stone/42 pounds. Current weight = 121 pounds. Height 5'5
I take Zymessence systemic enzymes.