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Re: [IP] Just need to vent

> Hi all
> I had the worse day at work. My bs of couse went soar as the day
> wore on. I work with kids that are in trouble with the courts and
> some of them are in Drug treatment residentials. I have a hard time
> dealing with these places because they often insist that the child
> be taken of all meds. I found out today that this includes anti-
> diabetic meds. 
> I have a kid that is a Type 1 and was court ordered into one of
> these drug treatment facilities. Before going in he was in our
> secured facility and receiving Advanian and insulin. At the point he
> was moved into the drug treatment he was removed from all meds and
> placed on a restricted diet by the "medical staff." He complained
> everyday that he felt awful and the only time his bloodwork or bs
> were checked was on admission 23 days ago. They were at an
> "acceptable level" upon admission. 
> I saw him today and the boy was very sick. He was clearly in DKA.
> I'm his case manager for education and when he saw my pump he asked
> me if I had a meter with me. I have a Precision Xtra that also does
> ketones. Well we ran both tests and they both came back high. SO
> more than 550 bg and off the scale ketones. I immediately informed
> the nurse who first had a fit that I let him test his blood and than
> told me that this was a type II diabetic according to their files
> and he would not get any meds. 
> I spent the rest of the day climbing all kinds of leadership ladders
> to get this kid removed out of the facility and into a hospital. I
> can't believe the ignorance of this nurse and so called doctor at
> this facility. They also went up the leadership ladder complaining
> that I let the kid test his blood and that he could have faked the
> whole thing to get out of drug treatment. 
> I get to spend the whole day tomorrow with internal affairs 
> explaining my actions. But the kid was admitted to the local 
> hospital and his bg came back at 1345!!! I know of no type II 
> diabetic that can get their bg that high and he's been diabetic
> since he was 5. I found out that his medical file did say type I but
> because he was taking the oral with insulin they assumed it was type
> II. They could have killed this kid and I'm the one explaining my
> actions...nothing like working for government!!
> Sorry just had to vent to people that understand
> Gail
> Gail J Donohue
> email @ redacted

Gail, please contact the ADA and JDF immediately and ask for 
assistance from their legal departments. There are attorneys that 
will intervene pro-bono I am sure.

email @ redacted
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