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Mon Jan 27 07:54:16 EST 2014

I usually take DAONIL 5mg tablet, but now i am in hospital for surgery, and they are giving me insulin injection for 3 days. Can i go back to my tablet?
Asked By: yasrabi  

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2014-02-02 16:14:27.0

Hello,

Thanks for asking dLife.

When people with diabetes are hospitalized to undergo a medical procedure, it can cause blood glucose levels tend to climb. They may be temporarily placed on insulin to maintain blood glucose within a safe range.

How long does one stay on insulin? It all depends on the time period that blood glucose levels remain high. In most cases, patients can taper off or stop their insulin and resume their oral medicines.

Be sure to share your concerns with your doctor. He or she understands your medical status and can provide details on your treatment plan.

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Take care.

Answered By: Liz Quintana
Accreditations: EdD, RD, LD, CDE
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