Re: [IP] Kaiser NW - New policy for hospital admittance for pumpers
The reason I didn't get a pump for YEARS: Kaiser (southern) California.
Lousy healthcare. One Kaiser Klone told me my parathyroid problem was "all
in my head." (I have a big scar from the paratyroidectomy...) My sister, an
RN, has terrible things to say about them, and won't work there. I would
advise any diabetic to seek care ELSEWHERE. It's hard to tell how bad they
are, if you've never had better.
On Saturday, December 28, 2013, Steven Schoch wrote:
> 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.)
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