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Had surgery yesterday morning and my blood sugars are very high. I don't get it. They havent been this high in months and now after surgery they are bad again. Nurse said could be due to stress from the pain as I have a lot of pain or from some of the medications they have been giving me. Has this happened to anyone else? I really was hoping my diabetes would get better as soon as I had my surgery.

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1 hour ago, woolhatgrl said:

Had surgery yesterday morning and my blood sugars are very high. I don't get it. They havent been this high in months and now after surgery they are bad again. Nurse said could be due to stress from the pain as I have a lot of pain or from some of the medications they have been giving me. Has this happened to anyone else? I really was hoping my diabetes would get better as soon as I had my surgery.

Nothing happens overnight. Give your body time to heal. Hope your blood sugars go down soon.

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Likely they gave you glucose in your iv fluids?

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I was given insulin in the hospital. at 6 months post-op I still have to take a bit of meds still. Hopefully it will get better with weightloss.

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They gave me insulin in the hospital after surgery. Never had to take it before as I was pre-diabetic, but apparently my sugar was high enough they felt it was needed. After a day or two they didn't have to continue that as my levels dropped off.

As i was supposed to be off metformin for the surgery, I stayed off of it afterwards. I setup an appt with my GP to have my blood tested and see if it could be permanently removed from my med list.

It was. No longer on the med.

As others say, hang in there... focus on resting and doing your breathing exercise, going to the bathroom when needed, and walking when able.

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What do your health professionals say about it?

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