Worst experience of my life
I came to the ER room with my friend because he had alcohol poisoning. (he's not proud of it) he also has type 1 diabetes. We waited in the waiting room for two hours. He decided it would be a good idea to go ahead and check his blood sugar (he was not comprehending things and drinking a lot of water) his blood sugar level came back HIGH which means it was over 500. (Normal blood sugar level is around 120 depending on the person.) and we also realized we left his insulin at his apartment but then thought well this is a hospital they must have some right? Well we have been here over 5 hours the front desk employee didn't even know how to give insulin, they brought him back to a room and took his blood samples, and went to get them tested to the blood lab. The funniest part, when the Doctor came in to figure out what our reasoning for being here was he said that he didn't look dehydrated at all and that he didn't think he needed anymore, he didn't even know he was diabetic. They then didn't give him insulin after sitting in the room for 3 hours (not good for a person who is insulin dependent) we are now baffled because of how much insulin they are wanting to give him. He has had diabetes for 13 years now and only once had he had to take this high of a dosage and that was also a past experience at Shelby where he then dropped past low on his blood sugar levels.. All of this to say don't ever bring anyone to the ER they seriously don't know what their talking about!