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Police Cells And No Insulin.

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by dmcx3x, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. Copernicus

    Copernicus Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    How is it not helpful ? . A lot of people posting here seem to think that a police officer should have handed over the insulin to let the O.P administer it to herself. That was never going to happen. You are quite correct in that the correct procedure appears to have not been followed and of course the O.P. must make a complaint about that. Now at this stage we do not know if a duty doctor was called out or if an ambulance was requested. If the answer to that question is no then a complaint is more than justified.
     
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  2. evilclive

    evilclive Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    We do know, the information is in the original post.

    "But no I had to wait till the nurse came they told me he wouldn’t be long."
    "So scared I kept pressing this buzzer for water and explaining I need insulin now I have ketons I’m being sick can you not just phone me an ambulance ?"

    This obviously didn't happen.

    No doctor, no nurse, no ambulance = no insulin dispensed = complaint is justified.
     
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  3. Copernicus

    Copernicus Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I quite agree something went badly wrong there.
     
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  4. WHT

    WHT Type 2 · Member

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    as well as making a complaint seek some legal advice on this. You have a medical condition that they should have 'paid attention to' irrelevant of what you are being held for.
     
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  5. maria030660

    maria030660 · Well-Known Member

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    I would file a complaint straight away and inform your MP. Its disgraceful and actually against the law!!!!!
     
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  6. Ermintrude775

    Ermintrude775 Type 1 · Active Member

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    That is shocking. Ignorance about what a condition is is not an excuse diabetics do not just need some sugar to survive.
     
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