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[IP] Re: Adjusting basals for surgery



Thank you so much!  This verifies what I have already heard, reducing by
50%.  I so appreciate your input!


On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 3:52 PM, Padma Bending <email @ redacted> wrote:

> >Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2014 11:51:46 -0800
> >Yessi Pal said:
> >
> >I'm getting a hysterectomy and bladder surgery this Monday.  Can anyone
> >suggest how to adjust my basal rates for this?  I've heard to reduce them
> >by 50%.  Any tips you could give me on this whole process would be great.
> >I've never had surgery or full anesthesia before.
>
> I have been on the pump for all my surgeries since 2008. I always argued
> to keep it on since I can manage my blood sugar better than the doctors and
> nurses in the hospital.  The anesthesiologist usually asked me to reduce my
> basal by 50% during surgery.  Thankfully, the anesthesioligists had heard
> of pumps. Once I was awake, I was able to manage my insulin.
>
> Padma Bending
> dx'ed 2/2001, Type 2
> 530G with Enlite
.
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