Re: [IP] Kaiser NW - New policy for hospital admittance for pumpers
In 1990 Kaiser's slogan was "Good People, Good Medicine."
A few years later, its slogan was "Different From the Ground Up."
It was suggested that these two slogans should be combined:
Kaiser: Good People, Ground Up.
On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 5:45 AM, Urb Anism <email @ redacted> wrote:
> 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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