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Casualty TV show got it right

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Shar67, Nov 19, 2016.

  1. Shar67

    Shar67 · Guest

    Type 1, treated hypo with orange juice, taken to hospital, senior doctor asked what to treat patient with, junior doctor said insulin, senior doctor, hypo you idiot
     
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  2. dbr10

    dbr10 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good. Emmerdale, on the other hand, is beyond belief in it's treatment of the diabetic character. In saying that, I wouldn't want you to think that I'm a regular viewer
     
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  3. Shar67

    Shar67 · Guest

    Yes they seem to forget about it until it fits storyline, she never tests, not that I watch it either
     
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  4. Binary

    Binary Parent · Well-Known Member

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    Maybe she has been trialling an artificial pancreas and it been matching her insulin to her needs;)
     
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  5. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    We have a female member at the bowls club who thinks the same thing. She is banned from getting anywhere near the club manager if she gets a hypo.
     
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  6. Mep

    Mep Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    haha.... yeh surprising how many people think you treat a hypo with insulin. I've been asked that before when I said I just treated a hypo, they respond with so you needed to take your insulin? Ah no, sugar not insulin. Geez.
     
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  7. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Just seen it on iplayer.. (Out of curiosity.) lol, turned out not to be a hypo anyway..
    Suspected meningitis. Then turns out to be a "bodged" liposuction job causing an issue on the lungs...?

    That female biking doctor was hot!
     
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  8. Shar67

    Shar67 · Guest

    Yes that's where it parted company with reality, a bus driver stopping for a biker.
     
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  9. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    One had to suspend believe with it all, to be quite frank.. What were the chances of that lad bumping into the mother of his "sweetheart".

    The biking doc took a risk with the bus. But I can't see your average driver just ploughing into the back of traffic..

    @Clivethedrive ? I'm sure he can clarify the regs...
     
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  10. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    ........ Lol, & another thing that camper van dumped in an ambulance bay.
    Why didn't it get towed? ;)
     
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  11. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    Because I guess the security guys were in the office drinking coffee and eating doughnuts.
     
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    That's Dylan for you, his people skills aren't the best :)
     
  13. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    I actually worked for a traffic survey company (contracted by the council.) a number of years ago. Around the city of Bath.) Which included parking surveys in hospitals..
    Chatting with the parking attendants one day I was heart warmed to know they empathised with the stress of hospital visitors. (Especially near the kiddie & cancer wards.) they normally only exercised their "powers" in a serious "breach" like blocking an emergency route... ;)
     
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  14. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    Grandson worked for a while for a recruitment company recruiting health prefoessional such as nurses from overseas and that was one of the questions they would ask candidates and many of them got it wrong.
     
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    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    I take my wife to work at the local hospital and pick her up again in the evening the patient drop of point is always chaotic with double parking people leaving cars and vans parked and double parking the security guys are never to be seen unless there are VIPs, higher ups or TV crews about it annoys the hell out of me.
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    @JohnEGreen ,

    I've seen a fair bit of "carrying on" when my T2 dad spent his time in hospital..
    My faith is such that I'd rather spend my time in a "crack den" than be admitted as an inpatient! ;)
     
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    callyandy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've not been in a crack den!!:rolleyes:
     
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    smwsmw Type 1 · Member

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    I find it hard to believe though, that even the crappiest new doctor would think hypo is treated with insulin! And don't get me started on the way they portray cardiac arrests - nobody would EVER survive. Plus, why is the department always so tidy and why do all the scrubs look brand new? I could go on.............!
    Not of course, that I ever watch it.......
     
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  19. Scouser58

    Scouser58 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The tv company just want to look good,,,and the scrubs do look new, but are from the wardrobe room, and are washed after each use,,health & safety and all that.
    When they do testing in the unit,,they never doe the blood test for the sugar levels,,this is usual procedure,,maybe they need to have a real time over haul of what they do,,,casualty is one of my favourite programs,,and wonder at times who the medical advisers really know their own jobs,,so lets call for a procedure correction session,,,and less time chatting about personal stuff,,,in real life there is not the time to chat on silly things,,,,,keep safe and well to all,,,ttfn from Karen.
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Well, I found out my teens dad was a bit of a crack head, so not just on the whacky baccy, :rolleyes::wideyed: So I will concur with you.
     
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