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There isnt an issue here. D50 can be given rectally (using an ETT), so the lack of IV doesnt matter. If you cant get the IV, give glucagon. If that doesnt work (it probably wont on your obese diabetic patient), roll em over and shoot some D50 up their arse.

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There isnt an issue here. D50 can be given rectally (using an ETT), so the lack of IV doesnt matter. If you cant get the IV, give glucagon. If that doesnt work (it probably wont on your obese diabetic patient), roll em over and shoot some D50 up their arse.

I think I would rather use an NG tube, and go through the enterance route, rather than the no go hole. :lol:

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yes, but that NG tube might go in the lung --- my tube only has one hole to hit, and i dont have to listen to ass sounds to make sure its in the right place.

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There isnt an issue here. D50 can be given rectally (using an ETT), so the lack of IV doesnt matter. If you cant get the IV, give glucagon. If that doesnt work (it probably wont on your obese diabetic patient), roll em over and shoot some D50 up their arse.

If I go hypo around crotch I REALLY hope he gets that IV in!!!! :oops:

Out of interest have you ever had to actually do this? If so, was it effective?

Stay safe,

Curse :evil:

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yes, but that NG tube might go in the lung --- my tube only has one hole to hit, and i dont have to listen to ass sounds to make sure its in the right place.

If you are not comfortable with NG tube placement, then do not do it. I guess you can tell your patient when they wake up that you are an ass man :lol:

(I hope you realize I am just kiddin')

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yes i am an ass man, unfortunately diabetic ass is rarely sexy. Anywho, I have no problem placing one (did it in the ER frequently), its just that the ambulances that I worked on didnt stock them.

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For those who are following this, the patient I was discussing, did get D50 rectally, according to the crew that were on the call. She did improve, and signed out AMA at the hospital later that day.

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I had a partner who would shoot oral glucose up their ass in a hurry, but in my experience, it makes a shitty call....

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There isnt an issue here. D50 can be given rectally (using an ETT), so the lack of IV doesnt matter. If you cant get the IV, give glucagon. If that doesnt work (it probably wont on your obese diabetic patient), roll em over and shoot some D50 up their arse.

Any old mucous membrane will do eh. Really it would have the same effect as oral glucose without the associated airway issues. I'll echo precious sentiment and hope you get a line if I'm ever hypoglycemic around you.

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