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High blood sugar found after surgery. Reason?

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Dr. Om Lakhani

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Posted on Mon, 28 Jan 2013 in Diabetes
Question: I had surgery yesterday and my fasting blood sugar is 190 this morning after not eating since 8 pm last night. My regular sugar would be 120.
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Answered by Dr. Om Lakhani 1 hour later
Hi,

surgey or any kind of stress can cause what is known as "stress hypergylcemia". It will come back to routine in a couple of dayss. You can increase the bed time basal insulin by 2 units to counter this stress hypergylcemia.

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