[Previous Months][Date Index][Thread Index][Join - Register][Login]
[Message Prev][Message Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
I was just recently in the hospital for compilcations of my diabetes
complications (kidney failure). I have never seen so many "misinformed"
nurses. They have never seen nor been near an insulin pump. I was educating
them on it as best I could as I am only 1 week in to pump therapy. It is too
bad that it is not somthing that is talked about when they learn about
diabetes in all of their schooling, but I was not aware that they know so
little about such a huge disease.
I took my own meter and checked my own BG's and would give the insulin
accordingly. Then they would question me when they would come in to do their
own testing and I had told them that I just did it. They would ask how???
Well, the same way you would have checked it, I DO own my own meter you know.
Then they would want to know where I got the supplies from to give my own
insulin? Well, I do wear a pump and it is a constant source of insulin. I
was overwhelmed by the stupidity of the nursing staff.
I tried to be as nice as possible about it, but after a few days it got to be
very annoying. Why are people in a hospital so undereducated about such a
HUGE disease? I think it should be a large part of their studies because it
is so involved. And when you tell them that so much insulin will make you
come crashing down. they don't understand. I have had diabetes for 16 years.
I know my body and how it reacts to large doses of insulin.
Thanks for listening, I just needed to vent a little.
pumping for 1 week and loving the control I now have
for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe, contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org
send a DONATION http://www.Insulin-Pumpers.org/donate.shtml