Adam Brown shares his recent experiences managing his diabetes while at the hospital, and he brings back the old topic… Are hospitals ready to manage your diabetes?
" How I managed my blood sugars after emergency surgery, IV dextrose madness, why CGM is desperately needed in the hospital, the ludicrous cost of fingersticks, and more
We’ve known for a long time that diabetes care in hospitals is often bad, but until you experience it personally – and you have to go to the ER and have an emergency surgery and stay there for five days – you don’t truly understand how unprepared hospitals are.
My experience last month left me deeply concerned about anyone with diabetes who has to go into any hospital. Because I’m proactive and knowledgeable, I was able to take control of my own care and navigate my way through, but it was not easy. At times, I had to override doctors’ orders at one of the finest hospitals in the country, UCSF."