[acb-diabetics] having surgery, colonoscopy, or other illness/procedure requiring little or no food intake
plawolf at earthlink.net
Tue Jan 31 20:34:45 EST 2012
They keep you NPO, but give you a basal dose of insulin and then do BG's
every 4 hours and give you a fast acting insulin according to a scale ie.
If the BG is over 150-1 unit insulin, over 200-250 -2 units etc. I have had
surgery number of times and this works for me.
From: acb-diabetics-bounces at acb.org [mailto:acb-diabetics-bounces at acb.org]
On Behalf Of Barbara Mattson
Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 4:07 PM
To: Discussion list for diabetics and/or ACB issues
Subject: [acb-diabetics] having surgery, colonoscopy,or other
illness/procedure requiring little or no food intake
Recently I came close to having to have surgery and started wondering how an
insulin dependent diabetic would manage since having surgery usually
requires no food intake on the day of the surgery. Can anyone enlighten me
as to what I would have had to do or what the hospital might have done if
I'd had to have surgery?
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