TKR for a diabetic?

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Hi, I am due a TKR in 4 weeks, and apart from everything else am a bit worried about the effect on my blood sugars, etc., having got everything totally controlled after a lot of hard work.  Anyone else with experience as a diabetic? Thank you

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    Hi Susie

    I am a diabetic, I had tkr done almost 4 weeks ago. My a1c was checked twice before surgery one two weeks before came back 6.4 second a week before 6.3. I am only on oral medication for type 2. Blood sugar levels were checked about two hours before surgery all was fine. As long it is controlled I have not had any problems with my sugar levels. They told me not to take my meds the day of the surgery, but was back on then the day after.

    Hope this helps

    Tom

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      Hello Tom, thank you, that's great.  I am type 2 as well, controlled by meds and injections of liraglutide (Victoza).  The last operation I had was horrendous as my blood sugar was uncontrolled at the time, but if I am back on the meds the day after as you were, should be fine.  The TKR is the final part of a two year treatment plan since being extremely ill and the diabetes being discovered.  Cannot wait to move again, having been severely hampered for a long time! Hope you are doing well at 4 weeks. Thanks for replying.
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      As most will tell you you will have good days and bad days. Stay on pain meds, ice ,ice, elevate. Listen to your body. I was diagnosed with type 2 two years ago when I had my second meniscus surgery. I tried the victoza

      And had a severe reaction, so now it's metformin and junvia

      This form is amazing someone is always here to help.

      Good luck

      Tom

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      I've never heard of junvia, but glad it works for you.  I had terrible reaction to victoza to start with, but persevered as my consultant was so keen, settled down and could not live without it now - also lost a huge amount of weight with it.  Difficult to get me gp to consider paying for it to start with, but now she is a super supporter - it is very expensive in the UK.  Thank you

      Susie

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