"Good care from paramedic and A&E for my hypo"
About: East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust / Emergency ambulance East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust Emergency ambulance Nottingham NG8 6PY Pilgrim Hospital / Accident and emergency Pilgrim Hospital Accident and emergency Boston PE21 9QS
Posted by dabble (as ),
I have had type 1 diabetes for 40 years. Over the last four years, the warning signs of a hypo have gone.
On the day I was admitted to Pilgrim A&E, I had a blood sugar reading of 6.4. I had my usual jab of 12 units before starting my lunch. 5 mins later I was having such a bad hypo (I know nothing of this, my husband told me later) that I had some sort of seizure.
The ambulance service was called and a Paramedic arrived minutes later. He administered dextrogel and fluids to bring me round before an ambulance arrved to take me to Boston.
At A&E I received good care. The staff administered more fluids and kept taking my blood sugar readings until it returned to a better situation. I was discharged four hours later by a very nice doctor/consultant.