"No-one told me I had to get a prescription from the diabetic clinic"
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Posted by Droylsdenian (as ),
If you haven't already learned the art of patience, then study it quick, if you have any dealings with the diabetic clinic at Tameside Hospital. From my experience you can be queuing for ages, so take something to read or listen to.
From my experience the hospital doesn't communicate well with GPs and practice nurses, so be ready to jot stuff down so that you can keep your GP or practice nurse updated. I feel like you're expected to know the ropes when you arrive, so just make sure you tell them it's your first visit.
I was prescribed Byetta, but no-one told me I'd have to get a prescription from the diabetic clinic and fulfill it at the hospital pharmacy - I assumed I would just let my GP know that my consultant would like me to start using the new drug. Nope. After several phone calls to the hospital and a conversation or 2 with my GP and practice nurse, 2 months later, I got my prescription. No instructions on how I would be monitored, if at all. Just left to get on with it. I feel that, mostly, diabetes type 2 is treated like a pimple on the nose, a little irritating, not that important, and nothing to worry about.