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How long were you or your child hospitalized at diagnosis?

 
     

Not hospitalized (outpatient only)

 
 

16%

 

201

 
     

1 day

 
 

3%

 

48

 
     

2 days

 
 

7%

 

96

 
     

3 days

 
 

17%

 

215

 
     

4 days

 
 

18%

 

235

 
     

5 days or more

 
 

36%

 

453

 
 

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.

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Last Updated: Wednesday March 16, 2005 16:36:48
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