Recently I was admitted to the hospital. Somehow I think my pump was almost more of issue than my high blood pressure.They asked and asked, looked at readings in pump (basal, etc.), and then looked again. When it came to
ISF, I couldn’t answer her question, so she mentioned that if it wasn’t figured out, they might have me stop pump and
do shots. I mentioned leaving hospital AMA (Against Medical Advice). It was as though they had to know everything
about my pump. Jeeze, it is a smart pump and I have been doing just fine for eight years. Last year, I spent time in
a Korean hospital and the medical folks there assumed that I knew how to do it.
My other issue with hospital was the diet plan for diabetics, They assumed 60 grams carb per meal. That would be 180 carbs/day! Nope, not me. My breakfast consisted of scrambled eggs, piece of ‘french toast’, box of cereal,piece of banana , skim milk and artificial syrup. I ate the eggs and told someone, “I am not going to eat this #&#&” Later did drink milk and took banana to eat before echo/cardio treadmill test. Before I left, the dietician came to see me. I asked why four out of five breakfast items were carbs (and mentioned that the box of cereal which their menu was listed as 15 carbs was 22 carbs on the side of the box, She decided that I knew enough and left.
I would like to hear some stories from others about pumps and diet in hospital