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Re: [IP] Hypoglycemic episode in drs office



Sara,
It appears that you live in the Manhatten vicinity.  Are you pleased
eith your endo/diabetic team?  If so, would you please email his/her
name address and telephone number?  Thank a lot!
					Nancy

email @ redacted wrote:
> 
> this is from weeks ago, but I am just now catching up...
> 
> by now, Kathleen, everyone has told you to be be glad you had it there and
> not in your car or...or...or...and hopefully you are beginning to feel a
> little better about the whole thing!
> 
> Just be thankful you weren't in a HOSPITAL when this happened!!!  Last year,
> when i was at NYU and they thought I had diverticulitis, I went low (because
> they kept changing the rate of flow on the dextrose IV without telling me so
> I could adjust my basals...).  I asked for dex tabs - they didnt have any!!!
> A couple of them didnt know what they were!!!  (This is NYU mind you - one of
> the premiere teaching hospitals n the COUNTRY!!).  I asked for orange juice
> and they said NO!!!  Can you believe this?  my bg was under 60, and going
> down and they said NO.  I askd them to turn up the rate on the dextrose drip.
>  They said they couldnt until the resident on duty came back on the floor!!!!
>  I said call my doctor.  They said he was not on call.  I said give me some
> orange juice NOW...OK I didn't "say" it, I demanded it...and they gave me a
> cup rolling their eyes at the non-compliant patient who was not supposed to
> have anything to eat...
> 
> As I am sitting in a wheelchair sipping my juice (I had to get up out of the
> bed cuz they ignored my call button, and go down to the nursing station), the
> resident walks in and has a conniption fit.  YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO HAVE
> ANYTHING TO EAT!!!  he roars!!!  I told him, YOU AREN"T SUPPOSED TO LET MY
> BLOOD SUGAR GO UNDER 100!!!!!!!   The next day, my endo yelled at him for
> changing the flow rate without telling me...heh heh heh.  Moral of the story
> for me...don't leave home, the office or for vacation without dex tabs!!
> 
> Sara
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