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Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by nomoredonuts, Mar 5, 2020.

  1. nomoredonuts

    nomoredonuts Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    PARENTAL ADVISORY: There's nothing like a good chat about bowels. For the odd one or two of you that find the subject uncomfortable, you may need to close one eye.

    Following at least six months with a runnyish tum, I went to the GP who did the "brace yourself" exam before booking me in for a Colonoscopy. It's tomorrow. So after a light breakfast, a lighter lunch I took the first of the two clean-out packets.
    What concerns me most is how my blood sugars will react to just clear liquids for 24 hours. I was 5.5 two hours after my lunch then only 5.8 after the laxative dose. It was a salty, sickly concoction which I was sure would spike me.
    I'm sure I'm not the only T2 who has had this procedure, so I would welcome some input- as it were.
     
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  2. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Master

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    I can’t help with your enquiry but I have these regularly and my next one is this year. It’ll be the first one since being type 2 so I’ll be interested to see if anyone has an answer for you. When non diabetic I drank Lucozade to try to keep my energy levels up. I won’t be doing that this time! I guess the clear fluids would need to be something fatty for energy and to stop the liver dumping glucose but what?
     
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    Daphne917 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I had one last week and the clean out stuff is lethal!! My BS was 4.7 when they tested it pre my colonoscopy which caused some concern in the hospital as they thought it was a bit low. Good luck for tomorrow
     
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  4. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Master
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    Bone broth?

    Or just water with plain electrolytes? If it’s 24 hours, your body, will have enough stores of energy and the liver will run out of stores to dump.
     
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    zand Type 2 · Master

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    As a T2 not on insulin I didn't even check my BGs. I did as I was told for both colonoscopies as that was the priority for a couple of days.

    Good luck.
     
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  6. nomoredonuts

    nomoredonuts Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    That's it @Rachox , I can't have my Coffee n Cream for breakfast, so it will be a hot bovril, but there's precious little fat there. Maybe black coffee with coconut oil?
     
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    nomoredonuts Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    That's actually not a bad strategy. I'll take the short-term rise in BS, for the greater good of having an important procedure. As @zand says that's the priority.
     
  8. ianf0ster

    ianf0ster Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I had a Colonoscopy in January. I only drank water with electrolytes - well to be precise, water, Lo-Salt and a squeeze of lemon juice.
    Because I'm now 'dual fuel' I found this one the easiest of the 11 colonoscopies preps I've done so far as hunger was concerned. Though when I told the nurse I was T2D and had started the fast early (because of a slow system), they were concerned and took my BG. I think it was 5.9 so obviously my liver was still dumping some Glucose, though not as much as the DP's in the ealry days of my Low Carb way of eating.

    Afterwards I didn't spend time in recovery so milky tea and biscuit and was able to get home quicker.. Previously I've always been hungry and so accepted the tea with milk & sugar (even though I never normally drank it that way) plus as many biscuits as I could get hold of.
    Note that I like to see what is there because my polyps always need a thinning out (due to a genetic condition), so I only accept the muscle relaxant, not the anaesthetic.
     
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    nomoredonuts Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry I didn't get a chance to read this earlier @ianf0ster - the bathroom visits were quite frequent this morning.
    The procedure is all done and I'm home, drinking tea and looking longingly at a slab of hake that will appear on a pile of creamy mash as soon as I can get it done.
    I allowed myself to be persuaded out of having the sedative, and went for the gas-and-air. I hit it a bit hard at one point and started to space out, hearing multiple echoes of the staff talking. Towards the end I watched the screen and saw a couple of polyps and two biopsies removed.
    Not the worst thing I've had done, and no real problems with blood sugar levels. I did test at 7.7 mid-morning though which seems to have been a liver dump.
    And mash potato tonight? You bet!
     
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  10. zand

    zand Type 2 · Master

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    Well done. I was wondering how you were.
     
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    Daphne917 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    All done and dusted and hope the results are ok.
     
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    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    Check that you can have fats. I had one recently and had to have no fats.
     
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    nomoredonuts Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the advice. I'm all done now, but I didn't eat since breakfast yesterday - which was my first go this winter at Coconut porridge! The hospital seemed impressed at my no-meds success withT2 and obviously my insides were sparkling clean by today.
     
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    nomoredonuts Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Must have been the Entonox mix, but I remember naming the polyp Geoff...
     
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