Type 1 diabetics that have had gastric sleeve
on 4/27/10 9:42 am
I am in the process of getting the gastric sleeve done in July. Is there anyone that has had this procedure done that has type 1 diabetes? I am on a insulin pump. My doctor has never done a type 1 diabetic and I am a little scared. Also what has your experiences been good and bad.
If you're interested, I'm happy to share my experience with the DS and type 1. The short version: my last A1c was 5.8, and I have been incredibly slack about testing. The year pre-surgery, my best A1c was 7.3.
Immediately post-op, I was taking one-fifth of the insulin I had been prior to surgery. I really don't know whether the same thing would happen after a sleeve. I actually think you might do well to ask the Type 2's on the VSG board what their experience was with the diabetes meds and/or insulin immediately post-op. Did they go off meds right away, or did it happen more gradually as they lost weight? The answers will give you a clue about whether you need to really crank your pump down post-op, or have a much lower rate of IV insulin drip than your previous basal rate.
Good luck. Let me know if I can help further.
on 6/26/10 10:46 am
I am off the pump and taking one injection of Lantus a day.
I love being free from my pump.
I do have Novalog on hand if I need it.
My endocrinologist sent very specific instructions to the hospital for my post surgery care, they of course followed their own protocols.
So my only advice is to have your endocrinologist talk to your surgeon.
on 2/6/15 4:16 pm
Please join our new Facebook group! We need a place where we can support each other! : )
I look forward to meeting you. I am a type 1 diabetic who had the gastric sleeve surgery. In the FB group we can talk about everything regarding Diabetes as well as the Sleeve. : )