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Re: [IP] No help at first aid station

> Hello.  I just wanted to comment on a situation I encountered today.  My
> husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary at the Braves Game
> in Atlanta.  I forgot to bring my B.S. checker and felt I was getting low
> at a certain time during the game. It is hard to tell sometimes since
> being on the pump.  I went to the First Aid station only to be told that
> they didn't have a sugar checker.  I kind of feel that might just be one
> of the main things they might need to have!  The man that checked my
> purse at the gate asked if that was an insulin pump I was wearing, so I
> know they are aware of it.  I was wondering if anyone else has found this
> a prob?

I'm not at all surprised. The rules are different in different locations but
here in NJ the basic EMTs, such as staff most first aid/rescue stations, are
not allowed to perform any invasive procedure. That includes no finger
sticks. Therefore no need for meters.

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