Flutetooter - I had major surgery last spring. I had to have the surgery as a way to stay alive until I get my liver transplant.
I had an a1c as part of my pre-op testing. I had a blood sugar check about 1/2 hour before surgery started. Based on my number the anesthesiologist gave me a small amount of insulin.
When I regained consciousness after the surgery, the doctors were reviewing the surgery with me. They told me they checked my BS during the surgery and gave me a bit more insulin when my BS started increasing.
I have been in the hospital 9 times in the past two years. I have never been given glucose. I am given saline in my IV to keep my hydrated.
I think I have been given adequate assistance with controlling my diabetes during my many hospitalizations.View Thread
Nutrijoy, I am a Type 2 D and I use insulin. I do not, however, match my level of insulin to the specific carbs I have just eaten or will eat.
I am on long acting insulin HumalinN which I take in the morning and at night. I am on an organ transplant wait list and I must maintain very tight control of my diabetes.
The endocrinologist on my transplant team prefers that transplant patients use long acting insulin as much as possible. He wants us to keep using diet and exercise as first line of defense and he says that is best done in coordination with long acting insulin.
So, not all insulin users match their insulin level with their food intake.View Thread
I have doctors at two medical schools. They are both users of the MyChart system. My appointments are made by the computer which notifies me of the time and place. The system sends me a reminder one week before the appointment and 3 days before the appointment.
This is so much better than dealing with doctors and phones that I can't believe it.
My DH had fairly major surgery in November. The day after he was discharged, we had a question. I know I would have had to make multiple calls to ever get the surgeon to call me back or leave a message with a nurse, wait on her to ask a doctor and then call me back if I used the phone so I used the MyChart system..
We got a response from my e-mail in 45 minutes. The surgeon told us what to do and then asked me to update him four hours later by e-mail. Four hours later, he decided to put my DH back in the hospital for a couple more days. All that would have been a nightmare using phones.View Thread