Very Nervous

By snuggums3030 Latest Reply 2010-11-28 11:37:12 -0600
Started 2010-11-20 23:02:13 -0600

My daughter is having 3 wisdom teeth cut out on Wednesday. This is her first time having anything done to her since being diagnosed 10/05/10. I'm not sure if I should wake her up and make her drink a glucogen shake before her surgery or just let her take her insulin before we go. I'm so nervous about the whole thing. Not knowing how soon she will be able to eat. What should I do? Has anyone had surgery that could give me some advice? What is a good snack or food that would be good for her since she will not be able to eat real food for a few days? Will it take her longer to heal since she is diabetic? I wish my husband was home. He is deployed to Afghanistan.

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snuggums3030 2010-11-24 18:22:27 -0600 Report

Everything went well with my daughter's surgery today! Her BS was 137 when we got there and 97 when we left. The dentist said to keep her BS under 180. But to me that is high. Her diabetic doctor said her scale is 80-150. What the heck! I hope we have a good night tonight. Happy Thanksgiving to EVERYONE!

Lisa07 2010-11-28 11:37:12 -0600 Report

Aloha! that's good news. I hope you and your family have a good thanksgiving. I have a great thanksgiving along with the early snow in Seattle very stranged. I lived in Hawaii on Oahu island for a long time ago. I missed the 'Aloha' spirit and i miss the smell of the ocean and beautiful flowers.
I also came to love the snow in Seattle. I guess you can't have everything in life. Have a good one mahalo:-)

GabbyPA 2010-11-25 05:21:33 -0600 Report

He may have said that because that is ADA guidelines and because the stress of the surgery can raise her levels without keep an eye on it. Higher levels could also indicate infection, so he was just wanting you to keep an eye on things. I'm so glad it went to well. Too bad she won't be able to enjoy the turkey today.

snuggums3030 2010-11-23 23:34:32 -0600 Report

I never got to talk with the dentist. The receptionist told me it was ok that she was diabetic so we will see what happens when I do get to meet the dr. Never met the doctor which is very unusual. I hope everything will turn out good tomorrow. Thanks for all of your advice everyone.

Jennipenni 2010-11-21 22:43:08 -0600 Report

Hello, I had my widsom teeth pulled, and they told me not to take insulin until after surgery.
I think yogurt, pudding, ice cream are good options to eat.

Dinabri 2010-11-22 09:03:52 -0600 Report

not sure how it is for diabetic but I had all 4 out at once and then lived on cream of wheat for the next few days.. but this was years ago before I was diagnosed but might check into it :) it sure filled the hunger pains :)

jeffrey9127 2010-11-21 21:02:22 -0600 Report

I recently had oral surgery to remove a tooth. The surgeon instructed me on when and how much medication to take prior to surgery, and certain precautions because I am Diabetic. I followed his instructions, and had no problems. The healing process was a bit slower because of the Diabetes, but uneventful.

G-Ma Liz
G-Ma Liz 2010-11-21 20:48:36 -0600 Report

Hi there,
I too am new to this site. But from my experience with a friend whose child is diabetic, most doctors will have you hold off on your meds after midnight. BUT, they all have scheduled my surgery of any sort early in the AM. I agree will all the rest, ASK, ASK, ASK!

Harlen 2010-11-21 12:06:54 -0600 Report

from somone that just whent thrue surgery its no bit deal .
test her befor she gose in and when she comes out
I would only give covering insulin rather then a shot to cover a meal
just keep track of what she BS is
Best wishes and keep us posted

GabbyPA 2010-11-21 10:34:37 -0600 Report

These guys are right. Call your dentist and talk to them first. If they are not sure, then I would consider another dentist. My dentist asks me if I am diabetic before even a regular cleaning.

You usually cannot eat before any kind of surgery, so keep that in mind and ask about that. She will do fine...sometimes it's the worry before that makes things worse. Ask, ask, ask all your questions and make sure you feel comfortable and understand the answers.

RAYT721 2010-11-21 07:00:57 -0600 Report

The dentist will be the best person to answer what you should or should not do before and after the surgery in regards to food and diabetes. These professionals have far more experience than any of us would have. I do know that in an effort to keep my diabetes under control I follow my own style of eating that may or may not work for someone else so I would hate to disrupt the process with opinion, rather than fact. On the support side we are quite an awesome group but when it comes to diagnosis or medical advice, that's not our forte. I'm just a crazy old middle aged man.

It is great to have you with us here as a supporter for your family. It's been said that knowledge is power so you're in the right place.

It sure would be helpful for you to let us know the answer(s) to the questions you have because I personally will be going for dental surgery after the first of the year. It would be nice to have a menu of options or recipes to choose from that will give the nutrition that I need without spiking my glucose. You may want to ask your doctor about whey protein shakes because they are low sugar/carb, low carb and tasty. You may also consider putting your blender to work by grinding down many of your tried-and-true recipes. Remember that food is necessary for the body and should not be skipped. You will need to make the right choices on getting the most you can, with variety, that the tastebuds like.

It can be done. There are many diabetics who have, are and will be going through the same kinds of processes and procedures. Help us by letting us know what your research finds.

You sound like an amazing Mom! I wish you, hubby and daughter all of the best in all that you do.

jayabee52 2010-11-21 01:23:28 -0600 Report

Hello Anita.
Have you been in touch with thedental office where the proceedure will be done? Let them know the situation. Let them know that she is a newly Dx'd PWD. Ask if there is any special instructions to observe.

As far as food is concerned, I can only make a guess since I personally have no experience with things like Glucerna shakes. I think I'll have to defer to someone who has experience with such things.

Up until now I didn't know your husband is serving in Afghanistan. Thank him for me for serving our country. And thank you for doing double duty and keeping the home fires burning in his abscence. It must be a bit frightening. You have my respect and admiration, and my prayers for his safe return



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