I’ve been reading these forums for awhile but haven’t posted often, maybe once.
My DH and I are both Type 1, my husband is 70. We both use pumps. He also has vascular dementia and was going to a day program twice a week and when he started this program in July, I explained his pump and treatment for hypoglycemia to the nurse and everything was fine. DH is no longer reliable at blousing for carbs and the nurse was doing that for him. Up until three days ago, I wasn’t aware of any problems I got a phone call from the nurse oat that time telling me that DH could no longer attend because they “not equipped to handle insulin dependent diabetics”.
She informed that his BG drops when he’s there but seemed to think 100 was too low for him even when I reminded her that that is a normal BG.
I was so shocked that I couldn’t say much at the time, but have been thinking about it this weekend.
This program is a private non-profit but is partially funded by the state Office on Aging as well as county millage.
There is only one RN there, the rest of the staff is non medical.
I suspect the issue is their new director thinks DH is a liability, and she’s afraid of the pump, even though he’s had no problems to my knowledge.
In the past I offered to go in and explain the pump to the staff and set up a time, but when I went to do this, the nurse took the educational material I brought but told me she was too busy.
So, is this discrimination? Should I contact an attorney?
Let me add that we live in rural Michigan. This program was a godsend because I have no help caring for DH and it gave me 12 hours a week to take care of my own health and recharge.
TIA for any advice.