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Re: [IPk] lack of knowledge was chemo update



Yes

 shocking lack of knowledge among medics. why did they think you needed food
with a BG of 10. I bet if you were due to inject insulin
 or pump had been removed during hypo they would have refused this with the
potential for DKA. Not so disturbed that they would not
 let you go ( acute confusion / inability to communicate could be due to any
number of potentially serious conditions) but the fact
 that you were held there against your will and denied access to proper Diabetes
care or people with basic knowledge is cause for
 concern. They should have been checking your BM on an hourly basis and
establishing from your girlfriend when next insulin was due
not trying to force feed you when already hyerglycaemic
----- Original Message -----
From: Ingrid Morrow <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2003 8:49 AM
Subject: RE: [IPk] lack of knowledge was chemo update


> How ridiculous, I always thought we had a right to refuse medical treatment,
> but we don't have a right to refuse food?  I imagine if you had eaten all
> the sandwiches your bg would have soared, potentially leading to
> ketoacidosis, and guess who would have got the blame for not taking care of
> themselves!
>
>
> Ingrid
>
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