Knee Surgery & Possibility of A1c Rising........

By kaiya2465 Latest Reply 2012-05-24 17:34:16 -0500
Started 2012-05-20 18:11:15 -0500

I will know Wednesday if I will have surgery on my knee, I am worried that while I am in healing mode that I will gain the 7lbs back that I lost & also that my A1c may rise again…Help please am lost & never had to worry about this before…Any suggestions or experience sharing would be greatly appreciated!!!!!

Thank you

6 replies

cograndma 2012-05-24 17:34:16 -0500 Report

Just a side note about salt. Please watch your salt as I have a friend who has a problem with very low salt. This causes the salt/sugar equasion in your muscles to get out of wack. she sometimes has fingers and toes that get splayed and will not contract without someone rubbing them for quite a while…Just saying this to keep you safe and healthy…God Speed

cograndma 2012-05-24 17:32:00 -0500 Report

My dad said that the best thing when he had his knees done was exercise. Just keeping up with them made his knees get better faster. Good luck with your surgery, and for weight try the Glucerna meal replacement shakes. I think they are about 290 calories and that may helpo keep the weight gains at bay…

Nick1962 2012-05-21 11:49:57 -0500 Report

Kaiya, just to tack on to what re1ndeer said, if the surgery is arthroscopic like mine was, the healing will be a very short process (like a week). I don't see any reason you'll gain back weight, unless you're overeating. Might be a good time to try some sit-ups!

re1ndeer 2012-05-20 19:06:42 -0500 Report

About a year ago, I had a moderate menicus tear in my knee, and had to have surgery to repair it. I am a Type 1 diabetic.

Depending on the type of surgery you are going in for (on your knee), will depend if you will have pain medicine for a period of time. Pain Meds will raise your blood glucose numbers, you will need to watch very carefully.

You need to inform both your orthopaedic doctor and your Encrinologist or primary physcian that you will be having surgery. They will help you with your medicine that you will need to take and how many times you will need to check your blood glucose.

Do exactly what your doctors tell you to do. I did gain a few pounds over the recuperation time for my knee, until I was up and walking again.

If you need more information, I will be glad to discuss this with you.

kaiya2465 2012-05-20 19:15:31 -0500 Report

Not sure what surgery it would be called, they are going after a piece of metal that is lodged between the knee cap & tibia…They tried it once, this will be the 2nd try.

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