Metformin and surgery

Lakeland
By Lakeland Latest Reply 2011-05-05 02:04:26 -0500
Started 2011-05-02 21:19:31 -0500

Hi, I am having hip surgery next week, They told me no metformin 3 days prior to surgery.

Any thoughts on Why?? I keep mine controlled, but this will be the first time trying to controll it without medication.

Thanks
Diane


3 replies

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-05-05 02:04:26 -0500 Report

Each of my surgeries last year I was to skip the metformin prior also. Afterwards was to wait to start it again after eating normal. For 1 surgery I was on a liguid diet for a few days. They monitored my BG while I was in the pre-op room and also while I was in surgery. Since it takes awhile for metformin to build up in your system it shouldn't cause a problem for the few days you skip it. I ate lower carb, higher protein foods for a few days before surgery.

Zolar1
Zolar1 2011-05-03 15:00:13 -0500 Report

It would seem that the surgeon doesn't want to treat your problem AND blood sugar problems while on the table.

To control without medication - just eat plain old fatty cheeseburger or greasy sausage and do some walking. No bread, mayo, ketchup, fries, etc. Mustard is a free food.

I went from 6.8 to 5.3 that way, and got nearly perfect lipid profile. But then the summertime heat made it impossible for me to control the spikes due to increased cortisol levels…

Insulin instantly became my friend! And still is today.

JACKIEROTHGEB08
JACKIEROTHGEB08 2011-05-02 22:38:36 -0500 Report

IVE HAD PROBABLY 6 TIMES IN HOSPITAL THIS PAST YEAR .. I THOUGHT I WAS SO SCARED TO NOT TAKE ANY MEDS BEFORE THE SURGERIES …I WAS REALLY SCARED BOUT FASTING BEFORE SURGERY… AND I WAS SO LOST… THIS IS A HINT THEY GAVE ME … KEEP CLOSE EYE ON BS..TEST MORE OFTEN… IF I GOT TOO LOW BEFORE I COULD GET THERE AND GET MY IV IN THEY TOLD ME TO USE THE GEL TYPE GLUCLOSE AND JUST RUB TINY IN MY MOUTH …ALWAYS ASK UR DR THO… IF THIS WOULD BE OK FOR YOU.ITS HARD TO CONTROL WITHOUT MEDS… BUT YOU CAN DO THIS…THE IV WILL KEEP YOU STABLE SO YOU DONT GO TO LOW AND IF YOU FEEL WEIRD WHILE THERE ASK THEM TO TAKE UR BS JUST TO REASSURE YOU AND MOST WILL. ILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU.

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