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Unread 01-04-2006, 09:49 AM
Diabetic? Should I be worried?

Hello all~

I just found out from my regular doctor that I am diabetic. Months and months of blood work to check my iron and thyroid. Eight days before my TAH I find out I'm diabetic.

I just had my preop appointment yesterday. Now, I did tell my GYN that I had taken a glucose tolerance test and she told me to keep her posted. I was so sure I wasn't diabetic. Her office is closed for lunch so I have to wait to see what she's going to say.

I know I'm crying because of all the nerves and stress. I just hope my surgery is postponed.

Thanks for listening out there.
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Unread 01-04-2006, 12:55 PM
Diabetic? Should I be worried?

Relax. I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes a year and a half ago. I think your surgery will not be affected in any way. They will adjust the type of i.v solution that is given to you and monitor your blood sugars along the way. Just be sure to let your surgeon know what is going on. Best wishes to you for a speedy recovery.
Unread 01-04-2006, 01:02 PM
Diabetic? Should I be worried?

I am a diabetic.
I did fine and at 2 weeks post op have no problem with healing.
You may or may not be postponed until your blood sugars are controlled.
They keep close watch on your blood sugar while in the hospital. Because of trauma to the body sytstem through surgery you may need more insulin. That will change back to routine meds and/or shots as you heal.

Keep us informed.

God bless,

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Unread 01-04-2006, 01:11 PM
Diabetic? Should I be worried?

I was diagnosed 8 years ago with Type 2 diabetes at 25. I take oral meds and insulin. They had me take my morning meds before surgery. But nothing after because all I had to eat after surgery was liquids. My blood sugars have gotten more under control since my surgery. I think because my stress level is lower. I did take vitamin E before and after my surgery which is suppose to promote healing faster. I was worried about the healing but it all went pretty good. Sorry you had to get news like this right before surgery. Everything will go fine though I know there are alot of diabetics out there who have had this surgery. My mom was one who had hers before me. Take Care!!!
Unread 01-04-2006, 01:15 PM
Diabetic? Should I be worried?

Hi Certs12,

I am not diabetic so I can't help you with that, but I wanted to drop in and give you a big

Unread 01-04-2006, 03:35 PM
Diabetic? Should I be worried?

Thanks everyone.

A nurse called me and asked if my regular doctor put in on any medications. I have an appointment with my regular doctor on Friday. Right now, it doesn't sound like they're that concerned.

It sounds like they're more concerned with any additional medications.

I'll keep you posted.
Unread 01-06-2006, 01:02 PM
Diabetic? Should I be worried?

Well, it turns out my surgery is being postponed. My GYN won't do the surgery without clearance from my regular doctor and she's not ready to give clearance. I'd rather be safe than sorry. I'm just so frustrated because I've gone through everything, including pre-op.

My sister has already made arrangements to stay with me. I'm not sure what she's going to do about her airline ticket. I'm sure it's nonrefundable.

It will all work out.

Thank you all for your hugs and support.

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