Diabetic patients need to pay particular attention to their diet and medication on the day of surgery. Individual management of each diabetic patient is necessary to provide a safe surgical experience. Prior to the day of surgery, patients should contact the physician who manages their diabetes. This will allow a specific plan for their diabetic management on the evening before the day of surgery and the day of surgery. It is always best if this is coordinated with your surgeon and diabetic management physician.
All diabetic patients should continue to monitor their blood sugars before and after their surgery. Blood sugars will be monitored during your stay by the CHC Surgical Center staff. Because anesthesia and surgery is a stressful time, blood sugars may fluctuate and require more frequent monitoring during the first few hours after surgery.
We recommend most adult patients with diabetes not eat anything after midnight before surgery.
The parents of children with diabetes should contact their physician for individual instructions.
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