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  • Emergency & Urgent Care

    Is this an Emergency?

    In an emergency, seconds count. If you are alarmed by unusually severe symptoms, seek immediate care. Please call 911 if you feel your condition is life threatening. If a poison is involved, please call Grand Rapids Poison Control Center at (800) 222-1222.

    When to go to the Emergency Room When to go to Urgent Care
  • Hospital ER
    NOW OPEN

    Emergency Room Hours:
    24 hours a day, 7 days a week

    • Directions to the ER

      5900 BYRON CENTER AVE SW

      WYOMING, MI

      (616) 252-7200

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  • Urgent Care

    Urgent Care Hours:
    Open 9 am - 9 pm, 7 days a week

    • Directions to Urgent Care

      4055 CASCADE RD SE

      GRAND RAPIDS, MI

      (616) 252-4010

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  • Diabetes Patient Preparation for Endoscopy

    If you, or a member of your family, has diabetes, please remember to follow the provided preparation protocol before an endoscopy.

    • Continue taking oral medications unless told otherwise by your PCP/GI
    • Always continue basal insulins (Levemir, Lantus)
    • Fast acting insulins (Novolog, Apidra, Humalog) – you may have mealtime doses and/or correction doses
      • You should be able to continue correction scale if you have one—you are just correcting elevated blood glucose
      • Mealtime doses will depend on the amount of carbohydrates you’re taking in

    If you have questions please call your PCP

    • When taking clear liquids you should be mindful of how much of the carbohydrate-containing food you are drinking/eating (basic rule is 30 gram minimum, 45-60 grams maximum every 4-5 hours)
    • Between mealtimes you should be drinking non-carbohydrate-containing liquids.

    Examples:

        • Clear Liquids with 15 grams carbohydrates (for meal time):
          • 4 oz. of juice such as apple
          • 4 oz. of real soda (Sprite, 7-UP, Sierra Mist)
          • 8 oz. of Gatorade (not G2 type)
          • 1 popsicle
          • ½ cup sweetened gelatin
  • **Do not drink or eat anything that is either purple or red. Red and purple mimic blood and may affect the test results**

          • Non-carbohydrate-containing Clear Liquids (for between meals):
            • Diet soda
            • Water
            • Broth/Bouillon
            • Sugar free gelatin
            • Tea (without milk or sugar)
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