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(From left) Kara Sansonetti, manager of therapy services for the Crystal Clinic Orthapaedic Center, Michelle Kern BSN/RN, director of inpatient services for the Crystal Clinic Orthapaedic Center and Dr. Robert Kepley, inpatient surgery director for the Crystal Clinic Orthapaedic Center, talk with Rollin Kinsey of Springfield Township about his right hip replacement during a visit to his room at St. Thomas Hospital on Wednesday in Akron. A new study has shown the center has among the lowest costs in the nation for hip and knee replacements. (Ed Suba Jr./Akron Beacon Journal)
DEAR DR. ROACH: Please explain the difference between hypoglycemia and diabetes. A few years ago, I had major surgery. After surgery, I felt lightheaded and weak; when I relayed this to a nurse, she came in with a large glass of orange juice, saying my sugar was down. I explained to the nurse that as a hypoglycemic I could not have orange juice, that she was to give me protein to bring down my insulin level and not try to bring up my sugar level. I suggested she talk to my doctor.