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How do you make hospital pharmacist's head explode?Ask them what adjustments to make to an insulin pump's setting when you put the patient on a 5% dextrose (840 ml) with 8.4% sodium bicarbonate (160 ml) IV at 150 ml/hr infusion rate.Continue
I have just come home from a 4 day stint in the ICU with a life-threatening case of DKA. I have always had relatively good control, so I am still in shock. They were never able to find out why my insulin had stopped working. No infection was…Continue
I was thinking about type 2 diabetes and conventional treatment. It really got me wondering: When did glucophage deficiency become a malady? The vast majority of people walk around totally deficient in glucophage, and yet they seem quite…Continue
Hi all! I am taking a trip in a few months from Columbus OH to St Kitts, and then from St Kitts to Ft Worth to visit some friends. There is a layover in Miami on the way to St Kitts and on the way to Ft Worth - anyone have any tips on Miami airport…Continue
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Hi I was just curious if this had happened to anyone!So two weeks ago I got the nexplanon birth control in my arm, ever since then my blood sugars have been out of control. Like 300-400. I will go to bed at 190 and when I wake up it's in the 300.…Continue
My secret identity: I can go from an independent, self-sufficient individual to a solely and…Continue
We are often told what thoughts and feelings our parents with children who are diabetics think and feel, but I wonder what the children of diabetic parents think, or thought as they grew up?
A complete role reversal where the children…Continue
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