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Old 04-11-2012, 16:37   #1
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Just wondering should a type 2 be concerned about what IV solution they are given?

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Last year one of my friends fell on the tennis court. We called the EMT's and the first question they asked her was if she was Diabetic. She said No, then they hooked up the IV's. So I think you should always tell them. I have a Medical ID bracelet that has my info on it.

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Since saline solutions are basically sugar water, you should always tell an EMT or any medical professional of D when an IV is needed. This may not be needed for a scheduled procedure from your own medical team, but still a good idea to remind operating team.

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Aren't saline solutions made up of mostly salt? Glucose solutions are made up mostly of sugar.

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I got to thinking about IVs sitting in pre-op with my wife this morning. Asked the nurse what was in it and if they gave different IVs to diabetics. I got the feeling she didn't really know the correct answer to either question. She told me it was a sugar water like what was in your blood and it didn't hurt because it was only for a couple of hours. What my wife had was lactated ringer's injection. I think it is electrolytes and not sugar.

My wife is now walking around missing a gall bladder. Everything went OK.

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I got to thinking about IVs sitting in pre-op with my wife this morning. Asked the nurse what was in it and if they gave different IVs to diabetics. I got the feeling she didn't really know the correct answer to either question. She told me it was a sugar water like what was in your blood and it didn't hurt because it was only for a couple of hours. What my wife had was lactated ringer's injection. I think it is electrolytes and not sugar.

My wife is now walking around missing a gall bladder. Everything went OK.
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Last week I had a phlebotomy and I for the first time in 5 years had to quit it as I suddenly had visual problems and felt like I might faint. The nurse checked my blood pressure and decided I needed fluids, so I had to sit and have a pint of 'fluid' put in. I asked ahead of it and was assured that it was only a replacement for fluid and contained no sugar. It worked fine.




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Thanks for the update, Mark . . . she'll be feeling so much better without that ornery organ!




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I guess it depend what your issue is, if you are inpatient and need fluid, you will probably get lactated ringer or normal saline. If you are getting IV insulin because you BS is high, then you will get D5W with the insulin so your BS will not bottom out.

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Some years ago I went to the hospital for hart problems (turned out to be I was dehydrated and over caffeinated) any they where going to give me an IV. Being the proactive me, I asked if the IV has glucose in it. the nurse said "yes" I said Im diabetic do I need extra sugar in the IV? she said no and went and got an IV of saline (salt water)

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