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Fri Jan 31 15:41:59 UTC 2014

I had back surgery 5 days ago my bs running very high use to be high 90s was the low and 130-145 was the high. Now lows are140 and highs 200. I'm type2, no medication yet, help.

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2014-02-02 16:05:54.0


Thanks for asking dLife.

When people with diabetes are sick or undergo a medical procedure, it can cause blood glucose levels to climb. Whenever possible, a post-hospital care plan is worked out in advance.

Typically we provide strategies for patients to adjust their food intake, diabetes medications, etc. during the recovery time period. When patients are not taking any diabetes medicines, they may be temporarily placed on a diabetes medicine to bring blood glucose within a safe range. It all depends on the time period that blood glucose levels are expected to remain high.

I suggest that you talk with your doctor about your concerns. Be sure to share the details of your elevated blood glucose readings. He or she understands your medical status and can provide the best treatment option.

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Take care.

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