This time, the hospital pulled out the stops during a weeklong stay. A nutritionist offered intense diet advice. An endocrinologist changed her medications. She was taught how to safely adjust her own insulin.
"But they waited 'til it spiked again to do these things," McCoy said. "Why couldn't they have done all that the first time? I don't understand."
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