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Re: [IP] I'd like to be outraged for a moment
>Subject: [IP] I'd like to be outraged for a moment
>Anyone had any luck with insisting to a hospital that the person with >the
>diabetes (or their designate) will determine the insulin doseage >and
I just got out of the hospital after two days of seizing from lows (not a
fun process). I was 17 at one point and then 0 a couple of times. Had five
bags of glucagon and just kept bottoming out, not to mention getting sick as
a dog from the gluc. (Does anyone else have that problem?)
I had an exact opposite experience. When my mom gave the nurses my med
history and list of medications, she (of course) mentioned that I have a
pump. When I had come to and the doc was satisfied that I was thinking like
myself again, he let me put the pump back on and handle my insulin myself.
I found it to be a great education process for the nurses and the aides, who
all wanted to see it and talk to me about it. The only thing I had to keep
asking for were more blood sugars than they had scheduled me for. Once I
explained to the doc why I wanted a pre meal and a post meal sugar, he wrote
orders for the nurses to do that for me.
I gotta say, it was a great experience for me (well, for the most part) and
for the hospital staff.
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