I recently read a discussion about "Advocating for better diabetes care in hospitals" and again was reminded of the perpetual problem of providing excellence of diabetes care for hospitalized diabetes patients.
The story was based on an interview with a woman with several family members with diabetes, who has become an advocate for better diabetes care in hospitals. She gave several examples of the errors that hospital staff can make, out of ignorance or because of hospital rules: Mistreated hypoglycemia, insulin given at the wrong time, or meals arriving too late. The article also has a link to an excellent article, "Guide to Being Hospitalized" from the Canadian Diabetes Association, which gives numerous tips that everyone with diabetes should be aware of. Also, I published a set of hospitalization tips here at Health Central several years back, which complements the tips from the CDA.
One key difference, however, between my tips and the discussion I just read, and the Canadian tips, is my suggestion that hospitalized diabetes patients (and/or their fami