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Monday, January 13, 2014

Diabetic spirits

DIETETIC INTERNSHIP: Weeks 33 & 34 (of 41)
Intensive Diabetes Management: Week 33
Pediatrics: Le Bonheur Week 34

What type of pills would you like to take?
Let me be honest.  I didn’t take many (personal) notes during the above-named rotations.  I toiled, but I left significant lacunae in my bank of memories.  Here are a few memorable moments:

Intensive Diabetes Management was primarily outpatient driven and functioned like playing a game of Magnum PI crossed with Dr. House.  Patients come in reporting high and low blood sugar extremes with seemingly perfect compliance to medication and insulin.  Dietary compliance?  That is always questionable.  I saw patients with blood sugars ranging from 30 to 460 daily, and supposedly taking the correct dosage of insulin.  Riiiiiight.