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Re: [IP] Fasting for surgeries



 My experience is that straight glucose to treat a low is accepted as "fasting"
even before surgery. And a pump works a lot better if you have to fast than
long-acting insulin. Talk it over during the pre-surgery visit with the
anesthesiologist.
On Jan 29, 2014, at 4:37 AM, Terri Munson wrote:

 > When I have had to check in for a surgical procedure, I inform the staff that
I
> am diabetic, I have been fasting for 12 hours or more and that I really don't
 > feel well (which is so true). Those statements get me checked in quickly and
an
 > IV started, based on what my BG readings are. The staff then will keep an eye
on
> me until surgery.
> Don't suffer in silence. Please let the staff know when you don't feel well.
> They can't help if they don't know.
> 
> Terri Munson
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