This was my Thursday.
It got kind of late in the night so I headed to my hometown in Maryland to see friends. I left with check my BG and it was 116. I hang out for awhile and yeah I did have a few beers and a shot. The shot was bought and my bill was nine dollars. I would have had three beers which is how many I remember getting. I wasn't feeling good and looked and took my BG and it was in the 200's. At this poiny I took the correction bolus and and stopped drinking but my pump gave me an alarm for low insulin and it was really low. I didn't realize this before or I would have changed it before I left VA. So I waited awhile but not too long since i only had like 3-4 units left. Checked BG and it was in the 280's. At this point its near midnight so i waited slightly longer and attempted to go home. Getting off the highway I got pulled over for cutting across the lines too quickly. There was no one on the road and the next light that comes quick is where I had to turn. He said I failed for over counting (nervous as hell the entire time) over from 1-8 with stepping. I went to ten. Also I wobbled a little on the holding the leg up but I never lost balance or anything like that.
I mentioned the diabetes the whole time. I told him why i had came home and I had issues with that. I dont think he ever believed I was truly diabetic or that I was explaining it to him right. I requested the paramedics in the beginning and before I was taken in my BG was 353. I have 1.5 units left. Not enough to fix or to continue on. I asked to be able to fill by reservoir up telling him it was really important. i was basically told to shut up and the jail would have everything I need.
Throughout this night I had to fight for them to let me check my BG's All times it was sky high. But in the end I didn't know what I was talking about and was treated like a liar and complainer. I was offered 70/30 but I've never used that and don't know the specifics. I asked the nurses (which the first nurse was rude and in my opinion doesn't understand the differences in diabetes nor know how to care for either) if they could properly administer it to lower my sugar since I really don't know much about it. I was ignored from there on and they never helped beyond that.
They did check my A1c though which is how I know it's 6.5 right now. but regardless this was a long, miserable night and i felt like trash the entire day Friday.
Also on a side note my charge is blowing a .07.
1. How bad is this going to hurt me driving with diabetes alone.
2. Are they allowed to treat me like this?
3. Can I use the diabetes as helpful cause with the difficulties during the tests I was given or is that going to cause major concerns with ? one?
Please don't criticize me too much. I know I made some mistakes in this but normally I do not. I really felt I was OK to drive and had no other choice to get insulin.