I was afraid so I asked my husband to drive me to the local ER so I could get help. The ER doctor did blood tests and they discovered I had severe low blood sodium in addition to the ketones. The ER doctor called my GP and she instructed him to admit me via ambulance to the main hospital in a nearby town.
Since the doctor ordered the ambulance I was under the assumption that the insurance which is Medicare and a secondary insurance, would cover it. Nope, not true. We got a bill yesterday for $1600 USD for the ambulance ride which was about 10 miles. I told the nurse at the local hospital....."please let my husband drive me to the main hospital.....and she said "No, it isn't hospital policy."
Number one, I should not have gone to the ER and number two I should not have accepted an ambulance ride. We figure the ambulance ride was over $100 per mile which makes for a hard lesson learned.