When I was first diagnosed with the flu, I felt completely overwhelmed and out of control.
But I didn’t have a doctor to call.
I wanted to go back to work, but I also had other priorities.
When I first started feeling the flu symptoms, I had no idea how serious they were.
I had been taking antibiotics for my sinus infection, but was feeling better.
I didn, however, have a test result.
My doctor gave me a test for a different illness.
I wasn’t sure what it was, so I sent it back.
It said that I had Type 2 diabetes.
I was in shock.
I thought I had a kidney stone.
But it was a false diagnosis.
It was just a case of mild hypoglycemia.
Then I saw a video about the flu.
It made me realise how many people are out there.
We know so little about this disease and how to treat it.
I decided to go on the internet and see what was happening.
There were some good websites and forums, but not a lot of advice.
So I started researching the different treatments.
It didn’t help much.
I started seeing a naturopath, who helped me to find an expert.
He had some information and recommendations for me, but they were only for general health.
I felt overwhelmed by the whole process.
So I started to think that maybe I would be better off getting a diagnosis.
I did, and was soon prescribed insulin.
Over time, I developed diabetes and a blood pressure problem.
I also felt the need to take medication to control my weight.
But my doctor had no clue what to do with this problem.
A few years later, when I had my third or fourth diagnosis, I went to my GP.
I wanted to talk to a specialist, but the doctor told me to contact my GP first.
After much back and forth, I was told I needed to be referred to another GP.
He agreed to do that.
At first, I didn- I couldn’t understand why the GP was asking me about diabetes.
After a while, I realised that I was the one who needed help.
I was at my first appointment with a specialist and I couldn-t find a doctor who knew what to prescribe for me.
The doctor told us that I needed insulin.
I asked for it, but it took him a few minutes to prescribe it.
He said that my blood pressure was so high that it could kill me.
So, I decided to get insulin, too.
I began to feel better and more confident.
On my second appointment with the specialist, I started getting better.
He prescribed me a dose of insulin.
My blood pressure dropped, my blood sugar fell and my weight improved.
I knew that I didn&t need to worry about my diabetes anymore.
My doctor had finally been able to get a diagnosis, and I had started on the right path.
I decided I needed a doctor with a good knowledge of diabetes and insulin.