Oral Glucose without taking a BGL
Posted 22 May 2012 - 09:58 PM
ignore this, my question has been answered
Posted 23 May 2012 - 06:44 AM
Posted 23 May 2012 - 11:44 AM
...ignore this, my question has been answered
Hey, can I ask how your question was answered?
Not a trick question, or trying to set you up for anything, I swear. I'm just curious if someone answered in PM, and if so, why they cheated the rest of the group out of the answer?
Good to have you here my friend..
Posted 23 May 2012 - 01:56 PM
AS a matter of fact, over all this hullaballoo this past couple of days I had a round of a low sugar. Now my lows are in the 70s and the only thiing I had on hand was a tube of instaglucose. I was in my car.
I was feeling funny, not like before with a low, so I pulled over, yanked out my kit that has all my diabetic testing stuff, insulin and all that and I tested my sugar. it was 73. I opened the tube of instaglucose and emptied it. Damn that stuff tasted nasty.
I waited 10 minutes before calling 911 which I didn't have to. My sugar jumped to 185 and I was able to drive 5 miles to the next exit and get to the mcdonalds and have lunch which is why I was low because I didn't get a chance to have lunch yet.
This was my first experience with having a low that affected me like this.
So I don't think that giving instaglucose without a blood sugar reading will really do much damage at all. I think that if they are profoundly hypoglycemic that they would not be eligible for that anyway, they should be unconscious.
And before anyone jumps on me, Had I have felt worse than I did, I would have called 911 before I took the instaglucose.
Posted 23 May 2012 - 02:19 PM
Posted 23 May 2012 - 05:17 PM
I believe someone mentioned he got his answer while in chat.
Which is why I wonder why he even bothered to complete the post and start this thread in the first place. It wasn't edited after the fact to let us know he got his answer which means he posted this thread after he'd already gotten his answer in the first place.
Just like it shows below.
Edited by Arctickat, 23 May 2012 - 05:20 PM.
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