Managing diabetes

Managing diabetes

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 appointment.


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.


Before surgery

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.