Going to Hospital
Where possible, appointments should be scheduled early in the
morning, allowing for minimal disruption to your diabetes
routine. Make sure you take something to eat after the
Preparing for Surgery or procedures
Provided you and your health care team are adequately prepared,
there is no reason why you should experience any problems with your
diabetes during or after surgery. Talk to your doctor about the
procedure and how it may affect your condition.
If you are required to fast for surgery, you will need to
monitor your blood glucose levels at least four times the day
before. Your health care professional will give you advice on
adjusting your insulin.
Take all your medication with you to hospital, as well as
information about required amounts and dosage times. Good
management of your blood glucose levels in hospital will ensure
better recovery. Make sure you note any required changes to
your diabetes management when leaving the hospital.