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Things you need to know when heading to the hospital

Discussion in 'Stickies' started by WestinsMom, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. kimmcannally

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    The Children's we were dx at was affiliated with our endo. His office is right next door and as far as I could tell, we were on a diabetic ward. I could hear kids crying in the night as they were woken for fingerpricks. I'll never forget that :(
    That made the nurse all the more scarey.
     
  2. kimmcannally

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    The Children's we were dx at was affiliated with our endo. His office is right next door and as far as I could tell, we were on a diabetic ward. I could hear kids crying in the night as they were woken for fingerpricks. I'll never forget that :(
    That made the nurse all the more scary. That we were on a diabetic floor and she was clueless about insulin.
     
  3. zakksmom

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    I second both of these..
     
  4. Turtle1605

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    I try to keep all of my supplies (with the exception of extra insulin that has to stay cold) in a small plastic tote with a handle that I can grab and go in any emergency situation...because I know in an emergency, I'll be lucky to find my keys much less think about details.

    I also try to keep all of his medical details, healthcare provider numbers, health conditions, current ratios, etc. updated in a word document and make sure that daddy has a copy, my mother (his grandmother) has a copy and his school has a copy so if necessary, one of them can talk to the endo's office, pharmacy or whoever else we may need to be talking with if I am not able to at any given time...

    I have not yet been back for a hospital visit and I hope that I won't have to but I did have a friend to tell me to make sure to tell EVERYONE who walks into his room that he has type 1 diabetes EVERY TIME they walk in (even if you sound crazy).
     

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