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Re: [IP] DKA
> Thanks for your help,
> Deb (Nate's mom)
You are not nuts!
The mail archives are full of horror stories. Many people, medical
professionals as well as lay persons, are badly un-informed about the
symptoms and treatment of emergency situations involving Type 1
diabetics. The stories represent only the bad side of things and do
not reflect the good and professional treatment received by many. The
good things are usually not mentioned, probably because that is what
we all expect. BUT, you are not alone (just ask Sara, heh... heh...).
You must be ever vigilant. You will find that in many cases you will
be better informed and a better judge of necessary treatment for your
son simply because you have taken the time and trouble to become an
'expert' about leading edge treatment of Type 1 diabetes.
In short, Welcome to Insulin-Pumpers. This is why we exist, to help
each other and disseminate information on the proper treatment of
diabetes and it's complications.
Try not to be angry with these (turkeys) people. Help to educate them
so it does not happen again to you or anyone else. Enlist the aid of
the person who 'saved' the day to educate the hospital personnel. In
the future remember that the very first thing to do is contact
someone in (medical) authority to supervise the admission and
treatment, and to make sure that the attending staff really does know
what they are doing.
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