If you take insulin using multiple daily injections, do you use any visual cues to easily tell the difference between your long-acting and short-acting insulin vials/pens? (For example, wrapping a hair tie or rubber band around one type of insulin, or adding colorful tape)
endo frustrates me because 1) he doesn’t order tests ahead of the appointment & 2) he only does tests once per year
I appreciate the ability to compare test results over time on MyChart, which is what I normally do. I admit that I often check with Dr. Google to figure out what they mean 🙂
My first appointment coming up at the end of the month, paying out of pocket, probably just the a1C. I’ll know while discussing. In the past on the BlueCross portal.
I haven’t figured out yet how to get my lab results from my new doctor. It’s probably online somewhere, but life has been so full, I’ve pushed this activity to the back. We do go over any results during my appointments, so I’m not completely in the dark. I’d just like to have a place to go a review old labs.
I was getting lab work done with my quarterly Endo visit. I got tired of looking at 3 month old data and discussed getting a lab order to get blood drawn befor my next visit. My endo liked that idea. The lab folks at her office struggled with it. They wanted me to come in for a pre-visit blood draw. I told them driving 65 miles round trip for a 15 minute blood draw was a non -starter. I was able to take the order to the local hospital and had them do it. When i saw that they billed Medicare over $600 it looked excessive. My blood tests were not a priority for them and the results didn’t get faxed befor my Endo appointment. I said something to my GP Dr and he was excited to have his office do the blood draw. His office was also local.
The problem with that was his office had no procedure for billing it to Medicare. I have been doing it for a year with his office now At the last endo visit I had earlier this month, it all worked. Now let’s see if they can execute this process repeatedly. It’s always something!
TEH–The charge at the local hospital under Florida state law is $859. The state law vitiated the patient’s ability to get several of the blood lipid tests done for $10 each. Now the $10 tests are illegal. What a deal!
Most of my Doctors are on a My Chart app. The problem is when they send a notice to review, they just say, check your MY chart app”. I don’t understand how they all use “MY CHAR’T as a lead. I have three different named accounts that start with my chart???
I review the results on the hospital’s portal, usually about 2 or 3 hours after having blood drawn. Then, I see my Endo within one day, and discuss the lab results with her.
I get an email within 24 hours notifying me that lab test result is available and a link to the test results. I can compare past results in graph or bar chart. I also like to get lab results mailed to me. Sometimes I can’t access the online site due to security maintenance, time of day, or computer glitches.
I keep a detailed spreadsheet of all lab results with notes. I pull from the lab’s portal and/or my endo’s portal and then cover the results with endo at the appointment. He knows to give me hardcopy in case I’ve mistyped or skipped something. 🙂
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I usually get my labs same day on sonoraquest app. Since I have hyperthyroidism May take until next day. So I have time to review before my Endo appointment. I am a nurse so the lab values are familiar to me. Also my thyroid labs fluctuate and the anti thyroid med needs adjustment frequently. I have had a worse time with thyroid disease than T1D which is pretty much under control.