What they didn't teach you at the hospital at diagnosis
Did any of you find out the hard way about some of the things the hospital forgot to tell you about diabetic care?
I know the one that really threw me for a loop was how to refill the Novopen cartridge. It's really tricky, and I happened to run out of Novolog when I was babysitting a group of kids at church. I had to call my husband frantically for help (he's T-1 too). I could not get the screw to wind back down to the bottom. I was lucky that his work was only 10-minutes away, because I was really panicked.
I'm glad I've joined the online group so I can get more education to avoid little surprises. It's great!
Mom of Connor - 10, T-1, dx 11/6/06, MDI, Novolog & Lantus
Mom of Grant - 7 (not diabetic)
Brian (husband) is 38, T-1, dx age 15, MDI, Humalog & Lantus
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