My son is 2, has had diabetes since July and is well controlled. He goes to a CDC (gov't sponsored) and has 2 providers. One of which, is a Type 1 Diabetic since birth and is really good. The other, who is not Diabetic and has no concept of Diabetes, is NOT so good.
I give explicit directions as to his care during the day:
--Check his sugar at 0830, 0900 and 0915
--If his sugar is higher than 150, give him his cheese snack, then recheck in 15 minutes
--If his sugar is lower than the first time you checked it, then give him his snack (of whatever it is for the day)
--If you have questions, call me, then my husband if I don't call back within 15 minutes.
The Type 1 provider wasn't there today but I sent him anyway. I had a medical appt and had no cell phone reception in the hospital. When I finally got her message, it was already 10 (she left it at 9).
Her message was: "His sugar was 283 at 0900, then 278 at 0915, so call me and tell me what you want me to do".
Well....I'm thinking ok, that was an hour ago, hopefully she actually READ my directions (which have been the same for 6 months) and gave him his blueberries. I drove straight over to the CDC from the hospital (a 5 minute drive).
When I got there, I said, "hey, if i don't call you back in 15 minutes, then just call my husband". She just stared.
I immediately checked his sugar and it was 26. That's right, 26. Of course, he's crying, sucking his thumb, clearly hypoglycemic, so I poured 4 oz of juice down his throat while he's shaking and fussing. That was neat.
I said, 'ok, if his sugar is coming down, then you HAVE to give him his snack. His sugar was 26, and if it had gotten lower, he may have seized or gone into a coma."
Her response: she shrugged and said "oh! well, I called, so....." and just walked off.
Are you kidding me? I'm going to the manager and making sure that she is counseled and that it's documented that she was negligent in her actions. At a minimum, I feel she should have FED my kid. if I remove Diabetes from the equation, she still needs to feed him.
I also plan to request her to be removed from the room and be replaced with a more competent person, who is capable of handling my son AND the other little girl who is also Type 1.