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RE: [IP] Dental surgery on the pump
- To: Insulin Pumpers <email @ redacted>
- Subject: RE: [IP] Dental surgery on the pump
- From: "Muirhead, Jodi" <email @ redacted>
- Date: Fri, 5 Dec 1997 01:15:06 -0800
Sissy and others,
Thanks for the advice. I am only having 1 tooth out. The 2 bottom ones
aren't there for some reason. The other top one has not broken through,
so the dentist didn't say that it should come out. If we are only
talking 1 tooth, would you still recommend the general anesthesia? It
sounds like most people are recommending going to the oral surgeon, so I
will pursue that. I don't feel confident that my basal rates are
accurate enough to trust that my sugars won't drop if I don't eat, so I
think I will take the suggestion to let my sugars stay around 200 for
the day. And of course I will test frequently. It won't be done in a
hospital, so I don't have to worry alot about nurses who want to take
over my controlling my insulin. I am sure that I can handle it myself.
My husband will be there as well and he knows how to test my blood
sugar. We went through that when I was in labor with my twins. I am
planning on not doing the extraction until January, so I will let you
know how it goes then. Hopefully the tooth can make it until then.
- - Jodi
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted [SMTP:email @ redacted]
> Sent: Thursday, December 04, 1997 9:26 PM
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: Re: [IP] Dental surgery on the pump
> Hi Jodi,
> In response to your question about have your wisdom teeth removed:
> I'm a dental hygienist with a son who is an oral surgeon. I have also
> diabetes for over 43 yrs.
> I have also had my wisdom teeth removed, and had absolutely no problem
> my diabetes. Now this was done about 35 yrs ago, and I had no pump, of
> course. I had general anesthesia for the extraction...and I would
> recommend that to you also. (you don't want local anesthesia for
> definately go to an oral surgeon.) Don't EVER let a general dentist
> wisdom teeth. Absolutely never allow this. Never!!!!!!!!
> If yu are on the pump, it should be quite easy for you in regards to
> eating situation. You bolus when you eat, otherwise you are just on
> the basal
> rate. You will be able to get some carbs with a liquid diet if
> MOST IMPORTANTLY, CHECK YOUR BG'S QUITE OFTEN AFTER THE SURGERY.
> I assume that you will be having all 4 teeth removed at one time (this
> is the
> only way to do it, as far as I'm concerned,,,this is also recomended
> by our
> Good luck, you should have no problems with your diabetes.