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Operation Advice

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by bellapodus, Oct 8, 2021.

  1. bellapodus

    bellapodus Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Afternoon all,
    I'm due to have surgery on my hand. I've elected for a local anaesthetic as I prefer that.
    I wonder, as I use insulin, does having anaesthetic affect blood glucose or insulin?
    Also, what about food. Do I eat while waiting in the day unit?
     
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    Ushthetaff Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi I had the tendons in my thumb repaired and my toe amputated under local ! I don’t remember any unusual episodes wi5h my blood sugars , I’m type 1 so not sure how it would affect you personally , I didn’t eat before my op just in case I got a bit queasy, which I wasn’t really expecting, just test sugars before and after to make sure and just remain calm is my best advice .
     
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    Fenn Type 1.5 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, opinion only, don’t eat, just carry hypo treatment, if you use libre, you may have to remove it if they are using diathermy, if you are in pain/stress etc etc. expect higher than usual bg, best of luck.
     
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