I have never had to go to the hospital for my diabetes, so I have no idea what would happen then, but when I have had surgery I just keep my insulins and give what insulin I think is necessary to stay in good control. I haven’t had to argue with anyone about this. I do turn over control during surgery, but certainly discuss my needs before the surgery. I never let them hook me up with a glucose drip when I am awake.
I haven’t been in a hospital for anything more than lab tests in 9 yrs, so I don’t know if handling my own insulin needs would be any more difficult now. Once they had in my records that I took 100 units of fast acting insulin before meals. At the time that should have read 1 unit. So glad that I wasn’t unconscious.
Why would a hospital refuse to give insulin to a diabetic patient? Am I missing something?