I usually try to stay very positive but I really have a silly question about something that I found a downer.
Why don't people listen to us?
Strange - but I feel I know me best! I know what makes me spike, what makes me nauseated (gastroparesis). And so when I went in to a one-day surgery for an endoscopy and the nurse started to hook me up to an IV and I said - Hey! Watcha hangin there -- I think they should talk to me.
And then, when I said - Hey! You can't hang sugar on me, I know that I will walk out of here with a 300+ sugar because I haven't had all my meds because of the procedure (experience tells me) -- I think they should listen to me.
WOW! The nurse got a little bent about it. I explained politely that I was diabetic (she hadn't asked yet) and that my sugar was already a little high (she hadn't asked my FBS yet). She responded that it was no more than drinking a glass of juice. I explained that I don't drink juice unless I have a low. I asked if it would be too much trouble to hang saline. I said I wouldn't mind a delay while they called my endo. I really was very nice about it all. She said that a little sugar wouldn't hurt. I said I care about my health and monitor closely and have an A1C of 4.6 thank you very much so I would appreciate her care, too so that THAT didn't change.
Just everybody be safe, always watch what health care professionals are giving you or doing with you - especially if they aren't familiar with you -- because you are the best expert on you that there is!