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Re: [IP] pump management during surgery

 I just had surgery on my knee last week. When I went for my pre-operative
testing, the nurse told me to disconnect my pump at midnight before my surgery.
I explained that my pump is set to prevent morning highs and that I get more
insulin at night than I do during the day. She seemed puzzled and went to speak
with the anesthesiologist. The anesiologist told her that I knew more than they
did about my own care and to let me keep it on. They monitored my blood sugars
during the surgery and they were impressed at my numbers. Perhaps you should
have your endo speak with your surgeon. I'm surprised this doesn't occur on a
regular basis, it should.

----- Original Message ----
From: C <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted
Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2008 11:35:14 AM
Subject: [IP] pump management during surgery

I will be having knee replacement (one knee) surgery in May.  I know the topic
of pumps and surgery is in the archives but  I don't  know how to find the
topic.I tried and tried.  I am more anxious about  my pump than the surgery.
Could you please share what your endos had you do and how it worked out . And
did your anesthiologist listen.  Thanks Charlene

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