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Unread 01-17-2012, 12:40 PM
Re: Question: diabetic and overweight

Being that my surgery is scheduled for the 16th of next month. Am I being to anxious if I call to verify the surgery date?
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Unread 01-17-2012, 09:37 PM
Re: Question: diabetic and overweight

I am over weight and a diabetic... I seemed to heal pretty fast. I had DaVinci and by 5 days I felt pretty good except for getting tired. I was able to get my A1C down to 5.9 prior to my surgery and I think that helped a lot.
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Unread 01-18-2012, 06:00 AM
Re: Question: diabetic and overweight

I'm diabetic and also concerned. I have decent control with diet - my A1C was 7.0 in November, down from 7.2 in August. I had a D&C and hysteroscopy in June and my blood sugar was high for a couple of days. I tend to run high when I'm stressed. My blood pressure also increases when I'm stressed so I expect to be a fine mess on the day of surgery. ;(
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Unread 01-19-2012, 12:13 AM
Re: Question: diabetic and overweight

I am type I diabetic on an insulin pump. A1C 7.4, I am a medical provider in a pediatric intensive care unit, so my surgeon advised me to take 6 weeks off from work to ensure adequate healing post op due to diabetes and high demanding work environment. He said many healthy women can return in 2-4 weeks. I am blessed that I have plenty of sick time so I will receive my full salary. I am going to take advantage of the time off. My surgery is 2/10. Good luck with everyting!
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Unread 01-31-2012, 10:07 PM
Cystoscopy?

Has anyone had this done? or is it necessary? I need help understanding this.


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Unread 02-01-2012, 12:10 AM
Re: Question: diabetic and overweight

I was borderline diabetic, but didn't know it at the time of my hysterectomy.
I did fine.
About 4 months after my surgery, my A1c reading was 7.1 ONCE.

The PCP MD told me that I was Waaay too FAT, and said I had to go on a diet and exercise program. He said that amputations within 10 years were not going to be fun for me, not to mention the blindness and kidney failure.
I knew he was "over the top," but I got the message.
I started counting my calories (allowing myself only 1300 calories a day),
then exercising for an hour or more everyday.
The result was my A1c dropping to 4.9 last month, losing 43 pounds and then wearing a size 6 instead of a 16.

I am sure the doctor knows what to do if you are a diabetic.
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