Last week I visited both my new endocrinologist and Dr. Keh, my DAOM (Doc of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine). I have several things going on lately and wanted to post an update!
I still see a Western doctor quarterly and my Eastern doctor monthly. I continue to not take insulin or any medication and I take whole food supplements by Standard Process as part of my healing regimen. I continue to get acupuncture monthly with Dr. Keh and review labs and health-related questions and updates with her. Diet remains of utmost importance, and I maintain a grain-free, low glycemic, dairy-free, plant-based vegetarian diet. You can visit my page “My Dietary Lifestyle Today” for more on that, as well as my Instagram page, https://www.instagram.com/girl_against_the_grain/
First, I like my new endo. I had to part ways with my previous one because of far too many communication/scheduling problems. My new endo serves as both my diabetes doctor and my PCP. I had no idea that was possible, but I like it this way. When I first met him at the previous visit, he sat and talked to me for an hour, not behind a computer, asked lots of questions and listened. I can’t stress enough how important it is to know that your doctor is listening! That first visit, after hearing my story, he mentioned that perhaps we’ve found a new way to treat diabetes and perhaps I’d make needles obsolete. I was surprised to hear him say this, and it made my day!
The second appointment with him last week was to review the labs he ordered for me that I had done just before the 4th of July holiday weekend, on June 29th. My husband joined me for the appointment so he could listen and meet my new doc.