I was in hospital for my angiography yesterday from 7:30 till 17:00. They asked me to bring in a couple of days supply of meds as some patients are kept in for observation. I was allowed to keep my meds - note I was in a side room not an open ward. As I was fasting beforehand I had my first insulin of the day about an hour after the procedure. The dose was double checked by the nursing staff and me. They did however check their meter against mine but the difference was within the error range.
I was overdosed as a youngster when a nurse made an error because insulin was available in different strengths then. It makes me shudder to think what might have happened if I had not guessed what had happened when a monster hypo started to kick in shortly after breakfast!
It makes me shudder to think what could have happened to you also when the nurse made the error. They might not have been quick with a remedy for the monster hypo, good thing you were aware of what had gone on in your insulin dose.
Several years ago when I was in the hospital for low sodium, the first thing the nurse wanted me to do was to hand over my pump. When I asked her why, she said "Because we put everyone on a sliding scale." I refused and she became quite upset with me. Shortly after that the nurse supervisor came to talk to me. She asked me several questions about how the pump worked and I answered them, apparently to her satisfaction. She said "You can keep the pump attached, just please let us know when you check your blood sugar and when you administer your insulin."