Re: [IP] Re: more endo horror stories
There IS a reason that it is called PRACTICING Medicine !
> How do the endos know how much to start you out with? The day/evening I
> was dx I was just given the equipment and a chart showing how much Novolog
> to take at each meal depending upon what my bs reading was at that time.
> It was based upon 60 g of carbs for breakfast and lunch and 75 for dinner.
> I was also told to take 10 units of lantus before bed. I did not get home
> from the doctors until 8 pm. I had a late dinner with my estimated 75 g of
> carbs. At that time, my bs was over 350 - they had not given me any
> insulin at the doctors office. I took 9 units of novolog as indicated on
> the chart. About 1/2 hour later I took the shot of 10 units of lantus and
> went to bed. I woke up sometime later in a total sweat and just knowing if
> I wanted to survive I had to eat. 2 pbj's and half hour later I checked my
> bs and I was at 52. I called the next day and they just said to cut
> everything in half. So was the original number just a shot in the dark.
> They did not do any glucose tolerance testing or give me any insulin to
> see what it would do.
> The next endo office I went to I never saw a full fledge doctor in my 3 or
> 4 visits. I spent more time demonstrating my pump and freestyle tracker
> than discussing my treatment. And that has been pretty much the case with
> my current endo. My original pump settings I figured out after reading and
> following the instructions in Pumping Insulin. That book and this group
> have been my medical support and fortunately that has been all I have
> needed. I really doubt than any of the doctors or nurses or CDEs can be as
> intuned with the way this disease effects us as we are. We are the ones
> that live it each day.
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> dx Type 1 1/2002
> Cozmo pumping since 1/2003
> CoZmore pumping & testing since 09/02/04
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