We seriously need something done with our health care system. That isn’t to say that we don’t have some wonderful people in place but we need more and desperately! I have mentioned the young man who had the terrible seizure. He is now out of the hosptial and on his own more or less. There is no way this young man does not have severe issues to overcome. He was not taught how to deal with his lantus regimen and had no grasp of his carb to insulin ratio let alone what it is. They sent him home with a loaded gun. I am not sure that he would hve the cognitive ability to do this on his own at this point. I know he is an adult but why was someone else not trained with him? If they really want to save themselves some money, why not send him home with some home care. Have the homecare worker learn about diabetes and assist him in injecting and monitoring.
I could have things wrong but it appears that this young man has ben left to go home and repeat old habbits. He needs education. He needs councelling. He needs understanding. There is so much that should be done. So much that should be watched and he is only one person.
The health care system scares me. I have ahd people tell me that they have learnt more off of this site than they were able to get elsewhere. I am not a health care professional. After all of these years I should have been a doctor but I am not. I am a mother. My scientific background consists of grade 12 biology, neuropsychology, and psychophysics in unniversity. That does not make me a medical professional. I do read. I listen. I learn. I travel. I try to listen to and speak with some of the best medical people in the business and am proud to be able to do that but I wish I could share more. I wish I could do more. I still want my own diabtes boot camp. I could be the leader–the Momma Bear Control Freak, and have medical people under me. Ask my son, I am tough when it comes to diabetes care. again I was told today that I had it easy. It was great to watch the control I have with Liam. Easy? Who are you kidding? Its a lot of work and greater work now that I am having to teach him more and more how to stand on his own. I truly wish I could just hlep so many more!
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