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Unread 09-21-2011, 10:03 PM
Re: I have a ?

Your doctor may have been wanting to check your A1C values which can show what your sugars have been for the last couple months. This can help your doctors determine if your blood sugar is basically under control or not.

Surgical risks are higher for diabetics, more so if the sugar levels have been out of control and/or are running high. There can be issues with healing, infection, electrolyte imbalance, sugar highs and lows, just to name a few.

Definitely talk to your doctor if you have questions!

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Unread 09-21-2011, 10:06 PM
Re: I have a ?

well my sugars have been running like in the 180's and down.... but once in a while my sugar wll be in the 200's but lately its been good...
Unread 09-21-2011, 10:06 PM
Re: I have a ?

SassyAngel - when they draw blood and do a blood sugar level ( glucose level) it is giving you a value or number that your sugar level is at that moment it is drawn (same with poking your finger and testing it on your machine at home).
if you were in an acceptable range your Dr is probably okay with that value in prep's for surgery. They may be more concerned if your value was say over 200 or so and would probably do further testing or have you check your levels more often.

There is a long term test called a Hemaglobin A1C (same as glycosolated hemaglobin ) test that does measure how your blood sugar have been over the past 3 months. This is how they can make sure you are staying within range or if you have been chronically running high blood sugars or if you may need medication adjustments.

I hope this helps answer your question.
Best wishes on your surgery!
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Unread 09-21-2011, 10:08 PM
Re: I have a ?

but i was suppose to have sugury on the 7th of this month but they had cancerl and i saw my family dr a wk ago and she clear me for sugury
Unread 09-21-2011, 10:11 PM
Re: I have a ?

Even if your family clears you for surgery, the surgeon also has to make his own assessment. Your previous surgery date was cancelled because of an infection and your sugar numbers so your surgeon is going to want to make sure you are healthy enough to offset the risks.

The A1C will show if your numbers having been staying too high over the last few months, regardless of the most recent numbers. 180 and 200 is pretty high for heading into a surgery.

Unread 09-21-2011, 10:16 PM
Re: I have a ?

well before he cancel my sugury on the 7th he said it was high and so i'm doing better with my levels... then i was before when he had checked my sugar last time it was 400 so i'm no longer having that high of sugar... but my sugar has been comming down alot then it was berfore. so i was just wondering also why he has to talk to me tommorrow. and hes asking me to sign papers tommrorow...
Unread 09-22-2011, 07:14 AM
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There is paperwork u have to fill out during your pre-op appointment, so u don't have to deal with it the day of surgery. Do you have someone that can go with you to help you understand? Please ask the nurse to explain things to you...even if u think its silly...that's what they're there for.
Unread 09-22-2011, 08:45 AM
Re: I have a ?

yes i do... thank you asking! im sorry if its hard to understand me about my ?'s and stuff I feel like a ididot
Unread 09-22-2011, 12:03 PM
I have a ?

Originally Posted by SassyAngel81 View Post
yes i do... thank you asking! im sorry if its hard to understand me about my ?'s and stuff I feel like a ididot
Its ok! That's what we are here for! I had soooo many questions before my surgery. That's why my best advice would be to ask the Dr EVERYTHING u can to make u feel better. My doctor was out the door a million times and I would say.."Sorry, one more question". He would have to get back in the room and answer another question.

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