I WAS allowed by my pre-op liquid diet to drink Gatorade, the regular kind. Last night I finished off about a cup before midnight.
Woke up and my fasting blood sugar (Type 2 Diabetes) was 118. Do I need to take my Kwikpen 75/25 insulin or leave it alone?
Anyone who has been through this rodeo, please advise! Will call surgeon's office, too.
Call your surgeon AND maybe the doctor you regularly see for your diabetes (endocrinologist or PCP).
personally I think you're fine without it, and since you won't be eating, taking it might cause you to crash later. But again, call and ask!
HW: 340 CW: 312
surgery scheduled! Surgeon: Dr. Kalyana Nandipati (Omaha, NE)
Thank you for the support, anyway! I called the surgeon's office and they told me that because I was on a high dose of insulin (60 units of Humalog 75/25 three times a day!) It will take some time for my blood sugar to regulate itself. I'm now post-op and looking forward to the days of no more insulin!