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Old 07-29-2015, 13:04   #11
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Funny, yesterday I went to radio shack (bear with me here ;-) to buy an HDMI cable but it was closed. There was a CVS right near it so I went there to see if they had one (they did). I noticed a sign that said "walk in clinic" so I thought I would get the sugar level checked. The woman was a nurse practitioner. Anyway, she took my sugar level and said it is 67. Then she said eat these three glucose tablets. Then she said, oh your blood pressure is like 190/98 and looked on her screen. Then she said I am going to send you to ER. Then she looked some more and she said, I am going to call 911.

I wanted to go to Er if necessary on my own but she said I would have to go by ambulance (so did the 5 paramedics). The paramedics actually said it was my choice to go or not and they couldn't tell me what to do but the NP suggested it. I said at least let me walk to the ambulance but they said better to go in a stretcher. The thing that made my blood pressure go up more then is someone had told me ambulances cost $1000 + $100/mile and this was about 5 miles.

Anyway I was there for 4 1/2 hours. The doctor made me eat pork and mashed potatoes and rolls and chicken noodle soup and told me not to take insulin last night. And prescribed a meter. I picked it up at CVS and the pharmacist showed me how to use it. At that point the level was like 240. I did it right when I got up this morning. Wasted 4 strips because for some reason it kept saying "error, retest with new strip). Finally got a result and it was 142. I suspect I will start taking insuln again but maybe not 25 mg.

By the way, I finally was able to buy my HDMI cable.

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Old 07-29-2015, 19:06   #12
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bistritapcv...in the thread Medical Team Frustrations I asked you a couple questions. I'll assume you haven't read those posts. Here they are...would you please answer my questions:

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A 67 isn't that low. I probably wouldn't have corrected for it.

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Are you on any meds for blood pressure? You really need to get a doc that will look at EVERYTHING and get you taken care of!!!! Running around with such a high blood pressure is NOT good at all. At least the ER doc did make sure you got a meter, it was the least he could do after what he had you eat while you were there.

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This story scares me a lot! From being prescribed insulin but not given a meter - so you have no idea what your blood sugar is at any time! - to taking a 5-mile ride that cost $1500 to being force-fed mashed potatoes when you got to the hospital!

Bistritapcv... I'm worried for you. It seems as though you're in a medical crisis and it looks like the medical people around you can't really be relied on to make sure they're doing right by you. Is there anyone local you can talk to, to help you manage all the details right now? For example, I have a niece (nurse) who lives close by - if I were to be hospitalized, I would want her hearing about my treatments and whatnot, so that if something sounded fishy, she could talk me through it.

At the very least, I will second the STRONG recommendation that you leave this doctor you have now, and find one who actually cares about the details of your days. The early days of insulin use should be full of check-ins and monitoring and advice, and it's practically malpractice if they didn't give you some back-up.

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Old 08-01-2015, 19:05   #16
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I have opthamology appt aug 12. I am in Grand Haven this week so won't be back until then. New woman across the street is a nurs3 so I am talking to her. I have a meter now (my doctor said he assumed I had one). Readings go from 90 to 160. He took me off insulin for now. I take metformin and januvia. Am recording the readings and giving them to him from time to time. Also will get a new doctor.

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Would you list some of your recorded readings, as well as when you took them, for us?

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Sorry, I was in Michigan. I think I have a google doc here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...p=docslist_api

It is a pain updating from a tablet but there are several days there and anyone can read with the above link

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May we presume that "morning" is fasting, "noon" is before lunch, and where is "evening" in relation to your third meal of the day?

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Your assumptions are true. And evening is before eating except one time which was midnight july 31/aug 1

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