Colonoscopy on tuesday - foods to eat for BG question

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Cali Jules
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   Posted 5/25/2007 1:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I have ulcerative colitis for over 15 years and diabetes for 3. This is my first colonoscopy since getting diabetes.

I am wondering if anyone else here has had a scope and can give me tips as to what to eat the 2 days prior to keep my BG in check. I know the day before I will be on the prep but I want to do a lighter liquid type diet 2 days before to help me be "squeeky" clean for this scope.

This is my fourth one so I'm not so freaked about the procedure as I am about my BG. the day before.

Thanks for any tips. So far I think I will be eating a lot of jello


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cooperazi
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   Posted 5/25/2007 8:25 PM (GMT -7)   
HI,  I have heard that yogart would be good and clean out of your system easy.  Also, when you are doing the prep, CLEAR juices, nothing with red in them, like grape juice, nor orange juice, because you cannot see through orange juice.  You must have had those guidelines before though.  So like I said things like yogart, maybe some sugar free puddings.  Hope all goes well for you.  Donna

LanieG
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   Posted 5/25/2007 8:31 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Julia, I'm not sure if this helps or not, but I'd imagine if you want to put yourself on a liquid diet a couple of days before the preparation day, you could drink V-8, eat yogurt and jello.  And there are the nutrition drinks like Glucerna (though I don't know how your blood sugar would react to that.)  I would imagine all that would not bulk you up, and I guess they would not spike your blood sugar.  You didn't say if you are on meds, so if you are, you'd probably have to adjust them with this temporary change of diet.  Then, follow the special instructions the day before the exam.  Yup.  Jello!  Good luck!

Lanie 


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Cali Jules
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   Posted 5/25/2007 10:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks! I am going shopping tomorrow and will look for sugar free pudding and get some of my yogurt I haven't had in awhile. great suggestions for the first day.

I told my primary about the scope and she didn't say anything about changing my meds. I take 4 metformin with dinner (the kind you take at evening meal HCL) and the byetta 5mg pen at the moment. I am thinking the day before I will skip the pen since it slows the process of food down in the stomach. seems silly to take a med that would counteract the prep meds~! Since I am diabetic I get the first appointment at 7:45 am so I will be able to eat something by noon.


Geesh these were so simple before I was diabetic.

I appreciate your replies.

Julia
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cooperazi
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   Posted 5/26/2007 7:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Juia, I am not on meds, so I did not pay that much attention to that part in the mandatory class my HMO requires before the procedure, they consider it a kind of pre op. However, they did mention something about adjusting meds, so perhaps you should call your doc or nurse and have them clarify. Hope all goes well. Donna

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   Posted 5/26/2007 11:04 PM (GMT -7)   
As a type 1 I have to cut my long acting insulin in half the night before and take none in the morning. The day before I take almost no reg insulin since I am not eating and only drinking juice that day.
I always ask for and get a morning scope because I am diabetic. My BS will run high the rest of that day of the test but a fair trade not to have any problems.
You should ask the docs about cutting down on your meds since your food intake is going to be changed the day before and the day of the test.
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