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9/9/11 11:28 P

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Hi DEADDY,

Take encouragement. I went through knee replacement surgery Dec 31 2010, and leading into it two weeks before my planned surgery date I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. My A1C was 11.2 then. The surgery was put on hold till I got my act together and thankfully in a three month time with tracking all my food, having diabetic nutrition training, getting on the right pills/doses (three adjustments till we found what worked for me), and learning what foods to balance eating; I was able to get approved for surgery.

Remember that your Dr. Is looking to put you in the best shape medically to ensure that surgery and the recovery are at the best state.

At the 2 month mark my Dr. saw that I was almost to his goal of having an average BS meter reading of 140, that he let me go forward.

As we kept looking at my progress before surgery, I was also given some good guidance for my vitamin intake, specifically vitamin D which is really important for the healing process. My blood work helped the Dr. know what to recommend for vitamins.

The final # was A1C of 7.4 down from what I started at 3 months prior.

Do know that while you are in the hospital that they will most likely use insulin instead of you prescribed pills unless you Dr. advises them otherwise, and your BS numbers will go up just because of the surgery so it is right of you physician to want it in a good range and be consistent. It till about a week after surgery till mine went back down.

If you have it available from you hospital see if there is something like a 'joint camp' you can go to before surgery to learn stuff and ask questions. I did this and it helped me learn what the hospital and home rehab was going to be like.

Best of luck, and take whatever steps you need to be as healthy as possible before surgery.

Blessings - Karen ( you fellow knee replacement buddy )

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9/9/11 9:46 A

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another option you might discuss with your doc using insulin before and after the surgery to get it moderated for sure
the lady mary

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there is no cause when there is no effect km

i can do that, but not on a tuesday
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9/9/11 9:44 A

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again drink the water for sure
and are you having a bedtime snack??? some of those morning fasting numbers could be high if you didn't because of dawn syndrome add a little more protein to your diet as it usually causes those numbers to stabilize somewhat
good luck with your surgery..and to tell the truth 7.7 is not all that ad for sure it takes some tweatking to get it right for sure you can do it for sure my friend
the lady mary

TODAY IS LIFE THIS IS NOT A DRESS REHEARSAL

there is no cause when there is no effect km

i can do that, but not on a tuesday
for that is my day of thrust in the opposite direction -
off the starboard bow
over the hurdles,
and down the shute.

last is just the slowest winner. c.hunter boyd

people often say that motivation doesn't last. well neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. zig ziglar

if i stitch fast enough do


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9/9/11 9:27 A

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Thank you for all your advise. I am really nervous about my scheduled knee replacement surgery and I realized how close it was when the started calling about all my re-op appointments yesterday.

I got a copy of my A1c this morning went O went in the drs to have another test run 2 hours after eating a breakfast. My A1c was 7.7 this time and had been holding around 6.7 the last 2 years. my fasting numbers have ranged from 180-119 this last week or so.

I started back with SP on Sep 1 and have been faithfully logging in my food on the tracker. But I get very little exercise because of osteoarthritis in my lower back, hip, both knees and ankles.

I was having a pity party and just needed to vent. I appreciate your comments and will look at the links attached. Thanks again.

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9/9/11 8:18 A

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If I may ask, what are your numbers? When you say all over what do you mean? Stress is a big factor in my #'s for sure.

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9/9/11 7:32 A

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Here is a good article on Stress and Diabetes...
www.everydayhealth.com/health-report
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Hope this helps...

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Wish you the Best...And Follow the suggestions of our Volunteer Dr's on our team.
Great work Folks.

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9/9/11 6:59 A

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Also if you have pain in your knee the pain effects your numbers too. So more reason to go ahead with the surgery.

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9/9/11 1:38 A

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Some good points here! LOL

Stress reduction is KEY... and pre-surgery is high stress! Been there--twice since may, actually... not fun.

Go online and find a free place to learn some deep breathing and/or meditation exercises to calm yourself, check out those chair exercises 1CRAZYDOG mentioned... track food and fitness-- and drink LOTS of water...

I believe you already know inside yourself what you need to do, so I'm telling you ...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

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9/8/11 10:33 P

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Did everything else check out??? Do you have something else physically going on that would cause the blood sugar to be high and erratic?? That's a few things that come to mind.

Are you tracking your nutrition?? I am sure with an upcoming knee replacement surgery that means you are having pain in the knee. That surely does limit what you feel like doing, but there are chair exercises as well. Exercise is so key to stabilizing blood sugar.

Are you on any other meds??

Good luck.

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9/8/11 10:33 P

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Oh Deb, Sorry to hear the surgery may not happen. Did you mean it will be put off if it's high BS# the morning of scheduled surgery, or your FBS # tomorrow morning? Or do you mean your morning FBS in general...everyday?
One thing that isn't going to help is all this added stress. Stress wrecks havoc with Blood glucose numbers. So best wishes on getting good control of your morning numbers and your BS in general. What was your A1c, if you don't mind sharing ?

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9/8/11 10:20 P

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I just had my A1C test a few weeks ago and my Primary Care Physician said my type 2 diabetes is out of control so she added another med "Junuvia" to my "Metformin". I am scheduled to have knee replacement surgery at the end of the month and if my blood test in the morning is not good she is not going to approve it. I have been watching my food carefully this week and taking the meds but my levels are all over he place. It took me a long time to agree to this surgery now it may not happen. Sorry for the ranting, But I just had to put it out there.


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