I Would Like To Tell You What Happened To Me........

In June, My nephew's wedding was in New Hampshire. My husband and I are both Diabetics (He's type 2 and I'm Type 1) We had forgotten our test strips and insulin back in Florida, and I didn't realize it until we got to New Hampshire. I didn't feel good because my BS was up to 398. My husband went and called the paramedics who kept insisting they should give me glucose to take care of the "problem". I kept telling them I DID NOT NEED GLUCOSE- I need INSULIN- And they wouldn't listen to me. My sister wanted me to go with her to the drugstore to buy my insulin, but these people would not let me go. I was getting so mad at them, because they did not understand what I needed, and were talking to me like I was 12 years old, and I felt like an idiot- They kept insisting I should go to the hospital- And, I said I did not spend all this money on a trip to go to a hospital- Im here for my nephews wedding. Even after testing my Blood sugars, which kept going UP, they kept telling me to take glucose. Yeah, right, thats just what I need. I can't believe the Medical Assistance in this Country. What a bunch of idiots. It's like my husband's doctor telling him that he has to loose weight- but increases his insulin to more than he actually needs. Insulin makes you GAIN weight. I don't know about these people or what school they went to- maybe they should go back and re-learn. Thanks for reading.
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2 Responses Jul 3, 2011

Sad to say,I do not know if it was the medical or the two of you that's idiots.I am an insulin dependant for 30 years and one of my first rules of packing is ALWAYS INSULIN,SYRINGES AND MY BLOOD STICKS AND MACHINE WITH SOMETHING SWEET I TAKE WITH ME IN ANY TRAVEL!!!Take a look dear one,this is a bad reflection on the two of you.Sorry,my thoughts only.

I have been a type1 diabetic for 32 years now on an insulin pump Pain in the *** to travel but I always make sure insulin strips batteries pepsies needles in case and setups for my pump its a lot but I figure it can be worse we could have cancer traveling for chemo.I try to make a checklist and check it a million times good luck to all!!!

Oh wow........that's awful! Honestly, whoever tried to treat you needs to go back to school. I don't know much about diabetes, but I do know insulin and glucose aren't the same. Seriously, that worries me. At least you're okay now.