Diabetes pills or insulin may need to be stopped or changed before a test or surgery to keep your blood sugar in normal range. When your blood sugar is normal you heal better.
If you take insulin, bring your insulin to your test or surgery.
When you arrive at the test or surgery area, tell the nurse that you have diabetes. Be ready to tell them what your last blood sugar was before you left home and what pills and insulin you have taken in the last 12 hours.
After test or surgery:
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