How do other people with diabetes survive hospital stays?
Is is just my bad luck or is there a serious problem in the American Healthcare system that ignores the reduced carbohydrate needs of diabetics when they go to the hospital? Each time my family memer or a friend with diabtes goes to an American hospital the hospital considers a diabetic breakfast to be apple juice, oatmeal and french toast with sugar-free syrup to be appropriate for a diabetic.
Then they check your glucose six hours after that heavy carb meal and if your glucose is above 200 they give you only two units of insulin.
Doesn't that just make the problem worse?
Our doctors tell us to keep our blood glucose between 70 and 120 mg/dL but how come hospitals are allowed to ignore that?