I want to thank everyone for all their advice. I did get the info I needed from the Dr's office so I was good to go. Everything went well, the Dr told me he'd see me again in 10 years. I guess I just needed a little hand holding. I'm not a fan of Dr's, medications or hospitals. One of the reasons I am at SP is to stay away from all those (except my well visits, of course). Happy Holidays my SP friends, -donna
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Fitness Minutes: (214,578) Posts: 19,880 11/29/12 11:33 P
PLEASE, speak up. Tell your DRs office you want typed instructions. You can always go to the NIH site but it should come from either your Dr;s office or ask at the hospital or clinic for complete written instructions. You can also look it up on the internet but again I think it is best to ask the person who ordered the test. Speak up and you will learn a lot more. Pat in Maine.
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Fitness Minutes: (214,578) Posts: 19,880 11/29/12 4:58 P
like kathy i cannot do the liquid prep and i do clear liquids fasting for five days with citrate of magnesia and ducolax the night before as kathy said you should lave a page of instructions and it should have been discussed with you already..my endo is in on mine also because i too am diabetic and on insulin both he and the gastroenterologist want my blood sugars between 150 and 200 right before the test and it's really hard to get there on clear liquids lol they put me out (i assume) and i wake up in the recovery room i too have very nasty growths and they did one colonoscopy and then another three months later and took polyps both times very aggressive ones so i am due again in january..call the doc get the instructions emailed to you if nothing else the lady mary
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The clinic you go to should have provided a complete set of instructions, as well as the instructions that come from the pharmacy when you pick up your prescribed solution... and you then consult with your diabetes physician, whether that's your primary care or an endocrinologist, to get the details on how to handle it. Another important thing, which should be in the instructions--NO RED JUICES OR FOOD COLORING, you cannot even eat red jello. Any of that in your system will show up in the colonoscopy and can be misinterpreted as bleeding.
Personally, I have a stomach issue and can't drink the solution the way it was intended, because my stomach capacity is limited and I'll throw up... so I get to take an extra day on that! LOL The prep is a lot harder than the exam--THAT... is a piece of cake. It's "conscious sedation" because they need to be able to ask you to move at certain times, but just tell the anesthetist that you don't want to know or remember that anything is happening, and they can do that.
I've had colon cancer... I have a colonoscopy every year, and blood tests every 3 months. So far so good, and I've been in remission for 2+ years...
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Fitness Minutes: (4,049) Posts: 49 11/29/12 12:23 P
I have had 3 Colonoscopies in 5 years, I had highly aggressive pre-cancerous polyps and I am due for my 4th Colonoscopy on December 18th. I am also a diabetic and have never had any elevated sugar levels due to the limited foods. Just limit your intake of poorly digestible foods such as corn, celery, lettuce, nuts and seeds 3 days before (so no salads). It doesn't mention fruit, but be limited on it. The day before the Colonosocopy DO NOT EAT ANY SOLID FOOD for 24 hours. Drink clear liquids, water, clear sodas, soup broth, apple juice, white grape juice, light-colored sports drinks, lemonade, Crystal light and green or white tea. Do not drink alcohol, milk, coffee or any dark colored liquids 24 hours prior. Everyone is right, the colonoscopy is nothing, completely painless. Please don't worry about your blood sugar levels, you will be fine.
I had one done just a couple of months ago and the doctor gives you a list of what to buy to clean you out. I happen to have very slow clock works so I ended up having to take two batches of the stuff before it cleaned me out, but I am not the norm. My Hubby just had it done and he followed the procedure and wha la he was all cleaned out in two days. You do not give up eating until the day before procedure, but you can still have clear liquids and clear Jello. I did not have to change my diet at all other than that. Also I am a diabetic and I actully had lower sugars because of course I was not eating. So talk to your doc about the list and that will be enough. And a painless procedure, you wake up and did not know it was even done. Good luck Susan good luck
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Fitness Minutes: (30,053) Posts: 2,800 11/29/12 9:24 A
I had this procedure done in September after putting it off for years. I was told that it would be best not to eat a LOT of food days before your colonoscopy, so I ate lightly. I did not cut out fruits or vegetables, but I think there was some sort of list. I caution you on reading what other people write about this test because they tend to exaggerate. The hardest part was drinking all that liquid (1 gallon) the day before, in fact I threw a lot of it up. The test was very easy and not at all unpleasant like I expected it to be. I am also diabetic and had no problems with my blood sugar.
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Fitness Minutes: (4,623) Posts: 2,060 11/29/12 8:21 A
i had one done a few years ago... that was my first question .. you only have to do without for a couple of days just before the procedure.. you are instructed to consume lliquids only.. this is to clean everything out what was suggested to me was ... if you can see through it then its okay to drink.... i consumed alot of chicken broth.. apple juice water and tea if it is plain... your doctor should have given you a paper to tell you when to stop certain things.. foods. if they didn't give you instructions then do call your doctor today to find out what he needs done... good luck to you... let us know how you made out... i got my results the same day...
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I have a colonoscopy scheduled next Tues (12/4). I am told I need to not eat any fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts from now till then. I can handle not eating the nuts and seeds but I've worked very hard to incorporate lots of fruits and vegetables into my everyday diet. I am now managing my sugar levels with diet and exercise. I haven't a clue how to not eat fruit and vegetables from now until Tues. I could use any help. Any advise for those here who have gone through this. I'm worried that my sugar will spike and I'll be back on meds.My Doctor's office is really good about most aspects of my health but they have fallen short on this one. thanks, team
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