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4 minutes

Yesterday I went to see my doctor.  As most of you know, I am a Type II diabetic and I haven’t been feeling great lately despite taking alpha lipolic acid (for the pain) on the side.  I asked if it I should double my intake of glyburide and the response was, “sure” and he wrote me a prescription.

While I was there, I decided to ask him about a swollen gland I had that was probably connected to my ear ache and sore throat.  He looked at me for a second and said, “everything’s fine” and was done.

Well my gland was still swollen, my throat is extremely sore, I still had a fever, and I think he just doubled my medication without even ordering any blood work.  I was in and out in four minutes and for that, the Saskatchewan Government is going to get a really big bill.

I was off work today (oddly enough, sore throat, swollen gland, ear ache and high fever are still all there) but I did take some time to call around and set up an interview with a prospective doctor.  Let’s hope this time I can find one that does more than write out prescriptions for anything I want.

Update: I was just reading up on gyburide.  Apparently when taken with metformin (which myself and every Type II diabetic I know takes together), our mortality rates go way up.