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By Nyu-chan Latest Reply 2012-12-17 20:23:54 -0600
Started 2012-12-17 18:39:11 -0600

1. Why can you not take your diabetes medicine on the day of your surgery? That's what my doctor told me.

2. Any suggestions on what I should do about not being able to eat or drink anything after midnight? Like should I have a big supper? And you can still test your sugar on the day of the surgery, can you? As long as the sugar is low, then I am fine.

3. What's it like having autism when you are diabetic or as burger syndrome? I don't have any of them, but I might want to check to see if I do.

4. Who do you use for your supplies, and what do you think of the commercials on the tele? I use Diabetes Care Club, and they are wonderful! My meter talks to me, and I put my sugar levels on my IBGSTAR app that I have on my iPhone.

5. For those of you that have neuropathy on your hands, do you think that using Dragon or Seri helps to text on your phone? I like it, but I only have the iPhone 4, and I use Dragon. It likes to mess my words up. But what do you think of Seri?

Tags: diabetes

4 replies

jayabee52 2012-12-17 18:56:18 -0600 Report

Burger syndrome? Never heard of that before. (Is that like a big mac attack, LoL?)

The eat or drink nothing after midnight is called "NPO" orders in the hospital. It means Non Per Ora (nothing by mouth — after midnight) That is to have your stomach empty so that when you are sedated you don't throw something up and then breathe it into your lungs (aspirate) and get peunomia.

I would not worry about getting a big supper,

As far as not taking your diabetes meds, they do that since if you go a little high during the surgery it is not a big problem. If you have a hypo when you are under anesthesia they will not be able to tell it and you very well could die from that hypo. It is for your safety. They'd rather have a live patient and bring down the high BG than try to rececussitute some one who has died on the table, or shortly thereafter.

Don't know enough about dragon or i Phones to hazard a guess on those.

Nyu-chan 2012-12-17 20:00:28 -0600 Report

I meant Asperger syndrome.

jayabee52 2012-12-17 20:02:31 -0600 Report

Now THAT I have heard of. Don't know anything about it except the name.

Caroltoo 2012-12-17 20:23:54 -0600 Report

Its on the lower end of the autism spectrum disorders. It involvesthings like feeling uncomfortable around people, avoiding touching, avoiding eye contact, sometimes making socially inappropriate responses because you don't correctly read the other person's body language and tonal cues.

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