Monday, March 14, 2011

Remember when I told you?

you have to care for yourself because the medical community doesn't know crap about diabetes?

Well, today I was at dialysis, and a woman came in who was unresponsive. Now this is not unusual as she often is asleep. Well they took her sugar and it was 38!
They pumped her with dextrose, and let her go back to sleep.
Dextrose has a rebound effect and unless she consumed some food or a substantial drink like a milkshake or a ensure, she was facing trouble. Well, they got her sugar up for a bit, then it crashed. Wound up she went to the hospital. If thewy would have done the right thing, she would have been fine.

Most nurses and doctors are not very knowledgeable with diabetes, so beware.