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Hi @vboltin, and welcome to Connect. Thanks for reaching out. I'm sorry to hear about your husband's diagnosis. I would like to connect with @aster who may be able to provide a recommendation. @aster, would you be willing to share your experience, as well as provide any insight or advice to @vboltin?

Have you began researching doctors who specialize in internal medicine and/or endocrinology?

Also, I found some information on lifestyle and home remedies for type 2 diabetes: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/type-2-diabetes/manage/ptc-20169866.

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Thank you, Alyse, for responding to my post. I read the info at the link you provided and also forwarded it to my husband. If @aster is willing to be in touch with me, I would welcome it. We're very new to diabetes so am reading everything I can find - which is considerable.<br />
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I believe we will contact an endocrinologist I've identified and will make an appointment on Monday. Fortunately, we live in a geographic area where there is an abundance of medical providers. The hard part will be finding one who is not only knowledgeable, but caring and willing to listen to concerns and answer questions. The doctor my husband saw initially was abrupt, impatient, and unfriendly. Now we're not so naive to expect the doctor to be a "best bud". However, we were sent home to pick up 2 prescriptions with an appointment 4 weeks away, but received NO guidelines (written or otherwise) about what John should do in the meantime as to diet, exercise, etc., no suggestion or scrip for a glucose monitor, etc. I find that unacceptable. Rant over. We're moving on to get this thing under control.<br />
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Thanks again!<br />
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Try to find a physician who practices functional medicine.<br />
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Nancy Shermoen<br />