Since I was diagnosed with T1, I have been hospitalized twice for non-diabetic issues. Once for an infected dog bite and just this week for kidney stones (OMG, they’re painful). Both stays were only overnight.
Both times on admission I told them my usual insulin dose with meals and bedtime. Both times they didn’t give me anywhere near what I told them.
For example: KIDNEY STONE time, when I hadn’t eaten in 24 hours, but my BG was 225 (I assume because of the stress from the PAIN!!!). The nurse Gave me ONE unit of insulin. When I told her that I would normally give myself EIGHT unit in this situation (225 + a low carb hospital meal). She told me she would have to speak to the doctor.
Having gone through exactly the same thing with DOG BITE time, and the disagreement and delay that caused, I didn’t push it. I just used my own insulin that I happened to have. This, of course, is against hospital protocol.
It seems they are using a sliding scale more appropriate for a T2.
Has anyone else had this problem? And how did you address it?