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[IP] Re: surgery and the pump

I had emergency surgery back in May when my appendix decided to go bad.
The surgeon suggested removing the pump and then started my on an
insulin IV. My blood sugars went hairwire due to the surgery and
complications, but he managed to keep my blood sugars between 150 and
200 with the IV drip and supplemental injections as needed every six
hours. It was difficult sometimes explaining to the aides how to take a
proper blood sugar (some would just smear blood on the strip instead of
getting a drop), but the surgeon seemed competent. He contacted my
diabetes specialist and discussed with her what would be right. When I
began my recovery about a week later, I reconnected to my pump and took
care of my own dosing.

Good luck


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