I once again ended up in the hospital due to a severe gastroparesis attack. This is the last time I am going to allow the doctors and nurses to make me take off my insulin pump and switch me to injections while I am there. Every time they do that they only have me on short acting insulin and they are surprised that my sugars are so high. I feel that the nurses don’t understand the diabetes and when I try to explain to them that the reason that my sugars are high when I’m there is because they are not treating me with long acting insulin.
The doctors allowed my pump to be put back on I felt back in control and my sugars got better immediately. The nurses attitudes changed towards me after I showed them how to insert the pump and how it worked. They then realized that I wasn’t an idiot and I actually knew what I needed to do for my diabetes.
It’s the worst feeling to leave your life in the control of people who don’t really care or understand first hand. I’ll never listen to them again to take off my pump again. While I am conscious and able it’s staying ON!