Re: Surgery on a pump

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Reviving an old topic…

I’ve just had day surgery today under a local anaesthetic, no concern was raised about blood sugar levels although I did say I was well controlled.

I did have a long chat about diabetes & pumps during the operation – they were surprised! Several asked if they could see it which being both a proud pumper (& in a open backed surgical gown) was hard to refuse.

I think I was the first pump user they’d seen which is strange since they were based at the hospital which is a pump advocate!

I did get a lot of paranoia from the doctors about infection because I’m a diabetic, which is a new one on me does anyone know if there’s any truth in this?