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Re: [IPk] (Fwd) [IP] Just need to vent


These people need to be reported and put in jail.

It is outrageous.


>From: "Michael" <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: [IPk] (Fwd) [IP] Just need to vent
>Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2001 10:38:15 -0800
>This is of general interest. It is really too much to bear.
>------- Forwarded Message Follows -------
>From:          email @ redacted
>Date:          Wed, 14 Feb 2001 22:14:09 -0500
>Subject:       [IP] Just need to vent
>Reply-to:      email @ redacted
>Hi all
>I had the worse day at work. My bs of couse went soar as the day
>wore on. I work with kids that are in trouble with the courts and
>some of them are in Drug treatment residentials. I have a hard time
>dealing with these places because they often insist that the child
>be taken of all meds. I found out today that this includes anti-
>diabetic meds.
>I have a kid that is a Type 1 and was court ordered into one of
>these drug treatment facilities. Before going in he was in our
>secured facility and receiving Advanian and insulin. At the point he
>was moved into the drug treatment he was removed from all meds
>and placed on a restricted diet by the "medical staff." He
>complained everyday that he felt awful and the only time his
>bloodwork or bs were checked was on admission 23 days ago.
>They were at an "acceptable level" upon admission.
>I saw him today and the boy was very sick. He was clearly in DKA.
>I'm his case manager for education and when he saw my pump he
>asked me if I had a meter with me. I have a Precision Xtra that also
>does ketones. Well we ran both tests and they both came back
>high. SO more than 550 bg and off the scale ketones. I
>immediately informed the nurse who first had a fit that I let him test
>his blood and than told me that this was a type II diabetic
>according to their files and he would not get any meds.
>I spent the rest of the day climbing all kinds of leadership ladders
>to get this kid removed out of the facility and into a hospital. I can't
>believe the ignorance of this nurse and so called doctor at this
>facility. They also went up the leadership ladder complaining that I
>let the kid test his blood and that he could have faked the whole
>thing to get out of drug treatment.
>I get to spend the whole day tomorrow with internal affairs
>explaining my actions. But the kid was admitted to the local
>hospital and his bg came back at 1345!!! I know of no type II
>diabetic that can get their bg that high and he's been diabetic since
>he was 5. I found out that his medical file did say type I but
>because he was taking the oral with insulin they assumed it was
>type II. They could have killed this kid and I'm the one explaining
>my actions...nothing like working for government!!
>Sorry just had to vent to people that understand
>Gail J Donohue
>email @ redacted
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