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Blood sugar control after surgery

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by mindy, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. mindy

    mindy Type 1 · Member

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    I have recently had surgery on my left hand for trigger finger & Duputryens contracture both of which have a correlation with type 1 diabetes. Since Surgery my blood sugar has risen and remains high even after correction bolus. I am trying to eat normally but am finding this difficult due to the above. Is this normal?
    I have had Type 1 for 43 years so I'd like to think I have a fairly good idea about diabetes management! I am aware that my recovery period may be longer than the average person. Any idea's?
     
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    Gaz-M Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I had carpel tunnel release done last month and my levels were high for a daythen followed by a low day the day after
     
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    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @mindy have you considered increasing your basal?
     
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    Dodo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I had similar surgery 10 months ago on my thumb. Have to say that this did not really affect my blood sugar. Type 1 for 50 years.
     
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    jeb Type 1 · Active Member

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    Over my 61 years as a type 1, I have had 3 caesarean sections and one other operation. Due to the increase in pain due to a very low pain threshold, I use initially a higher than normal dose of bolus insulin. If that isn't enough after a 3-4 days I increase my basal too. Always works. I do have a weird time during pregancy which is atypical and find my insulins needs drop substantially. I rarely trust the medical staff in these instances as they try to dictate what I should take and that amount is usually rubbish, in addition to putting me on a diabetic diet which would kill me. The best hospital I was ever in was Epsom, they asked my how long I had been diabetic which was 18years at the time, I told them and I took over management of my diabetes completely, both in terms of food and insulin, completely brilliant.
     
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    himtoo Type 1 · Well-Known Member
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    I have had 5 trigger finger ops done over the years and have had to take additional correction doses for a day or two after due to increased BG levels.
    type 1 for 43 years
     
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