How long were you or your child hospitalized at diagnosis?
Not hospitalized (outpatient only)
5 days or more
How long were you or your child hospitalized at diagnosis?Poll dates: February 11 - 18, 2001
Total Votes: 1,248
In the United States, there is great pressure to reduce the cost of health care. For those newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, this pressure often takes the form of reduced hospitalization time. Many people (16%) reported no hospitalization at all. They may be sent home with pre-filled insulin syringes and asked to come in for diabetes education over the next couple of days.
With the help of a well-staffed diabetes team that offers around-the-clock help, newly diagnosed patients who are not presenting with diabetic ketoacidosis can be successfully treated on an outpatient basis.[Return to the current poll]
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