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Re: [IP] Kaiser NW - New policy for hospital admittance for pumpers



I write the following with these caveats:
1. This was 22 years ago; and
2. This was Kaiser California.

Shortly after we were married 22 years ago, I had a severe low while
my wife was driving us home. At the time, I was not seeing a diabetes
specialist, and was not managing my BG very well with injections. When
my wife saw that I was unresponsive, she drove to the nearest
hospital, which was Kaiser. We did not have a good experience.

The ER doctor apparently didn't know the proper way to treat
hypoglycemia in a hospital setting (IV glucose), but instead gave me
glucagon. I didn't respond immediately (of course), so he then assumed
I was taking illegal drugs, and upset my wife by asking twice. He then
followed with a second dose of glucagon, which eventually raised my BG
quite high.

We have heard of other instances of bad experiences with Kaiser. This
was ours, and is why we well never go to Kaiser again. (Although I
hear their pediatrics department is good, but we don't have children.)

-- 
Steve
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