OK peeps, need your help.
My friend (with Cystic Fibrosis-related diabetes ANd a one-year lung transplant patient) is at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City with a broken pump. He's getting zero insulin now.
He was just going to be there for a day of tests (1=year anniversary of new lungs). He lives 6-8 hrs away and has no back-up. Also, their car broke down on the way so he may have to be in NYC until it gets fixed.
Endo's office hasn't responded, Medtronic was "no help" my friend says and the *hospital* is giving them a hard time about even giving him insulin. "Paperwork" is needed. ????? Not sure what's going on there but maybe they can't give insulin without records and classes and who knows what? Is there anyone who works there or knows someone who works there who can help?
Are there magic words that one has to say to get people to respond to emergencies? This guy is on so many meds and has been through so much.
I would Fed Ex him my own supplies but I thought surely there's another solution.
It's very disheartening to think that this could happen. I'm never going anywhere without backup to my pump!