Has anyone ever heard this term? I just about leaped out of my chair when the anesthetist said they would have to move me to another hospital for day surgery because i had "end stage diabetes". I've never been so healthy. What was he talking about?

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Holy cow, that would scare me too! I have never heard that term. Are you ok now? I am thinking you must have had some sort of surgery. I sure hope it all went well. Hey, maybe they meant your daibetes was going to go away, did it? I am just joshin with that one, although if that is what 'end stage' means, go girl!
I live in Canada... The surgery was originally scheduled for March 13. It is now scheduled for April 22, so I haven't had it yet. It's day surgery, but they had to reschedule for a hospital that had beds "Just in case..." because of the "end-stage" thing. I've had diabetes longer than the doctor has been alive. I wish it meant the diabetes was going away. lol
I am a nurse and I have never heard that term being used before. I have also been a diabetic for 30+ years.

Cindy
Well I've been diabetic longer than this "doctor" has been alive. He was trying to scare me, I'm sure. The day surgery is now rescheduled for April 22, as they had to do it in a hospital that has beds 'just in case".
Google doesn't have seem to heard of it, either. They just mention end stage complications due to diabetes. They had to check me into the hospital because they had to do an MRI with contrast and between teh diabetes and my kidney issues, they didn't want to take the risk.
Some Doctors are absolute butt heads and should have never been issued a license! I've lived with D for 41 years, when I was 21, and expecting my first child, the butt head ob-gyn that was head of the "high risk pregnancy" dept. told me I'd probably be dead inside of 20 years due to kidnet failure. Nice huh? What a jerk, wish I could find him now and show him my 2 beautiful girls and the results of my last kidney function test, what an A-hole!

Why would you ever be a doc if you have no emotional make up for it, ugh!
Oh, and good luck with your surgery, I am sure it will work out fine!

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