Type 1 diabetic + Sinus infection + Constant vomiting

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Post by Guest »

You know you're a type 1 diabetic when you go in to get treated for a sinus infection and constant vomiting... And they immediately say that you're in a mild DKA from uncontrolled diabetes... But don't address the other symptoms and try to admit you for uncontrolled diabetes.

When your sugars haven't been over 200 in months.

Post by Brianna »

so this used to make me mad all the time until I worked in an office where they told me if they didn’t file it as uncontrolled a lot of insurances won’t pay for the necessities to treat your diabetes while in the hospital.

Post by Stewart »

Our medical & Insurance systems are so messed up, you have to file ridiculously in order to be paid. Some of the filings are so outlandish & if you do not have medical insurance you get screwed royally.

Post by Dana »

Sometimes urgent care listens better than hospitals. Went to ER New Year's Day for shortness of breath. After 12 1/2 hours, he blew me off, didn't admit, did nothing short of giving me info on kidney disease and telling me how important it was to go to dialysis when I never miss. Saw a new GP who immediately put me on steroids. Never mentioned my diabetes.

Post by Dael »

The word "uncontrolled" is what bums me out. It assumes you don't take care of yourself and your life-threatening disease, it maybe applies to a small percentage of diabetics. Hopefully they can summon up a better word, is that too much to ask?
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