Blood sugar and Surgery

By camsgranny Latest Reply 2008-08-15 20:07:30 -0500
Started 2008-07-28 03:49:05 -0500

I am going to have my gallblader removed Wednesday morning. How will it affect my sugar reading for the following week?

6 replies

Goddess 2008-08-15 20:07:30 -0500 Report

My blood sugar was in the 200's when I had bladder surgery On August 12th. After the surgery they gave me my meds and blood sugar went back to normal.

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JP - 14811 2008-07-28 15:01:05 -0500 Report

Good luck to you on your surgery. Don't stress about your blood sugar as there isn't anything you can do about it under the circumstances. Just try to stay calm as much as you can. As someone else said the nurses should monitor your blood sugar while you are in the hospital and if it turns out to be outpatient you should be back to normal quickly. Once you are home from the hospital go back to your regular menu as soon as the doctor says it's ok. (not sure how that works with gall bladder surgery). I'll keep you in my thoughts!!

*Judy (JP)

morris.js 2008-07-28 11:49:50 -0500 Report

The staff should monitor your blood sugar levels while you are in the hospital, and take appropriate steps to keep it in range.
Surgeries do tend to raise the levels, but I think the biggest reason why they do is the associated stress, more mental than physical that does it. Whenever I worry about anything, my levels go up.
Once your home from the surgery, they should come back down with a little bit of time.

I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

DonnaAnn 2008-07-28 09:14:57 -0500 Report

when I had my hysterctamy(spelled really REALLY, wrong!) my sugars were off the wall! but once I was off the IV fluid and started to eat, they came down just fine. Be careful of hospital food. Do not be afraid to send a dish back if it is not something you want or can eat. I did, several times! Hospitals are not always up on what is good for a diabetic. My problem was that I developed a hematoma, and they had to leave me open. took me a long time to heal that way. scared half to death of infection. But, everything turned out good. Discuss and problems you think of with your surgeon and doctor.

camsgranny 2008-07-28 11:34:15 -0500 Report

The dr prescribed some kind of anti bacterial soap to wash with 5 days before the operation supposedly to keep infection down. It was hard to get my blood sugar down, I was just afraid it will take time to get it back to norm afterwards. Hopefully it will be an outpatient thing and I won't have to deal with their "delicious" food.

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