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He needs to take one in the morning and one at night...well he used to.
He just was in the hospital for the past couple of days...first we thought CHF, then phenomena and now we found out it is because he doesn't need to take as much insulin in the AM as he has been taking. He was doing what the doc told him, but obviously that has changed in the past couple of years. He passed out from too much insulin....when the ambulance got there his sugar was 49! OMG...so we are in process of cutting back his insulin and readjusting it.....one day at a time. Thanks again.
At what times during the day does your Dad need to have his insulin injections administered. For maybe a couple of years, as a part-time caregiver who worked full-time, I administered Mom's insulin injection before I left for work, then 1 before her bedtime. Back then she only needed those 2 injections daily. When it increased to a third shot, I would call her at lunch time and remind her to take her injection - while I stayed on the phone talking to her until she confirmed she had self-administered her middle of the day, or early afternoon shot.
That was when she only needed 3 injections...and the beat goes on...for us caregivers. Like the rest of life, something new is always on the horizon. Hope you find what you need!
Does anyone know how do I go about searching for someone to administer meds?
If I do a google search, what do I search for? Adult assistance....Adult care....nurses....I can't seem to find the correct terms for searching on the net to find the assistance that I need.
He takes insulin twice a day...I work 12 hour shifts(5pm -5am) 3 days one week, four days the next as does my husband (1pm-1am) Monday through Friday....so there is no way we can make it over there every day to do this for him.
he is going to fight this every step of the way....
There are other siblings that live in the same state, but....of course they do nothing....