Adventures in Hospitalland -Part 2

While I was in the ER, medical personnel asked me many questions about the meds I took for my maladies. One of these people was a hospitalist ( a doc who works at a hospital, but has no outside practice.) When discussing insulin, she said I would be put on a sliding scale. I said NO I WON"T, the sliding scale is out-dated and an old way of dosing insulin. She looked at me confused and said how do you dose your insulin ? I said I count my carbs and dose according to how much food I will be eating. ( I skipped telling her about I:C ratio, I didn't think she would understand it) She said how much insulin do you take with each meal ? I said between 2-6 units. OK she said, I'll put that down for the nurse. So when I went up to my room, the nurses would ask ME before each meal how much insulin I wanted. Of course, this was after my BG was taken. This reenforced the idea of being your own advocate. I am definitely not intimidated by doctors. I hope you are not also.

Wow, Cat, GOOD FOR YOU!!!!!!
I am surprised the hospitalist was so easily convinced to let you do your own dosing. Usually they are not.
Did you get the right things to eat?


Well done!

Great job. Cat... Glad you were NOT intimidated and asked for what was aprorpriate for you.

God bless,