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I had my pre-surgery blood work & tests at the hospital this morning. I also received the 2 week pre-surgery diet I will need to follow. Of course, it follows a very low carb path.
I was diagnosed w/diabetes in January & I feel very nauseous if I don’t eat enough carbs so I’m not sure how this is going to work for me. I plan to ask my nutritionist about this but I was also hoping other diabetics could weigh in with what they did. My diabetes is controlled with Metformin. Thank you!

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My PCP had me stop my metformin prior to starting the pre-op diet. In another month I will have myA1C checked to see if I need to go back on it. Fingers crossed for being done with metformin🤞🏻😊

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That makes total sense, thank you! It would be SO nice to kick the metformin to the curb. I’ll keep my fingers & toes crossed for you!

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Can you try substituting Beans or lentils for your current carbs? They are nutrient-rich slow-chain carbs. My dietician is cool with it for my program.

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I had the preop diet as well was just shakes as well as being diabetic.

it took a few days but your body will adjust...

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There are enough carb grams in your pre-op diet to meet your needs. Trust the process. Talk to your dietitian if you have any concerns. Lots of us are in the same situation. I felt perfectly fine, and now I’m 2 mos post-op.

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Thanks y’all! My doc may end up lowering my Metformin some or stopping it. I love Beans so I’ll try that! I’ll follow the plan & see how it all turns out. Thanks again!

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