New to diabetes

By brettroth54 Latest Reply 2015-03-21 12:48:38 -0500
Started 2015-03-20 16:32:35 -0500

So I came to the er with a b.s. of 764 and they have had me at the hospital for a week now trying to get it down below 200, which hasnt happened yet. Is it normal for them to want me to stay this long?

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GabbyPA 2015-03-21 12:48:38 -0500 Report

It is easier to get you under control in that kind of environment. I hope they are offering you good education on foods (hospitals are not always so great in food choices for diabetics) Take some time to do some of your own research so you can ask more questions.

lilleyheidi 2015-03-21 01:56:44 -0500 Report

I'm really sorry to hear you got the diagnosis of diabetes. Listen closely to what your doctors and nurses and educators have to tell you, there is a lot of information they are giving you that is going to be important for you when you get home. It is not unusual to stay in the hospital that long when you have had a high blood glucose (sugar) and they are trying to get you stabilized. It's not at all unheard of. They are likely trying different medications to see what is going to work best for you and what isn't going to work. I'm sure your chomping at the bit to get home and get the heck out of the hospital, but honestly, try to relax a bit, because the stress is only causing your blood sugar to go higher instead of coming lower, causing you to have to stay longer. Does that make sense? Best of health to you and come back here for some help when you get home, cause your probably going to have a bunch of questions.