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hi - newbie here.... of course we will ask his doctor at an upcoming appointment but wondering why i don't see a thread on this topic.... my hubby is diabetic and will start his 2 week pre-op diet soon with Protein Shakes and broth - which means no-carbs but his meds work based on him having carbs. i'm hoping they just take him off his meds once the liquid diet starts but his A1C will be tested a week prior to make sure it is in the 7 range. any experience with this is appreciated. i'm also interested if anyone was able to immediately stop diabetes meds after surgery. thanks.

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Hi I'm here for my mother and I too have the questions on what meds she is able to get off of. with the research I've done its an almost 100% guarantee that its possible that he can get off his meds some people get a lower dosage or within the week can be off completely, every case is different but I would say his chances are high

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This was my very concern. I was advised to just take my metformin. I was on that, plus glimperide and 72 units of lantus at night. It is best to discuss this with his endocrinologist.

I Am now on an occasional glimperide or 25 units of lantus at night, depending on my bs numbers. Hopefully as I continue to lose I will not need anything anymore. I'm almost 6 months post-op and almost halfway to my Dr's goal. Good luck!

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