From United States:
I'm having a colonoscopy tomorrow and am on a clear liquid diet today. The instructions say to drink Gatorade. I am drinking it (sipping it) throughout the day. In checking my blood sugar, it was 195 mg/dl [10.8 mmol/L], which is really high. Should I just stop and drink water? Also, the instructions tell me to mix the prep this evening with Gatorade. Should I have water?
The problem with the preparation for a colonoscopy is that you need to drink a lot of fluids to replace those that are flushed out of your system with the standard prep solutions. In addition, you are usually asked to eat a liquid diet that may make it more difficult to consume all the carbohydrates you usually take. I am not sure if you are using the Gatorade as a prep to clean the colon, or whether you are using the Gatorade to replace calories as carbohydrates. It would have been helpful if your physician told you that the prep was concentrated in carbohydrates or whether there was an alternative for those with diabetes. If you take insulin, you might be able to take some additional insulin and cover the higher sugars. If you take pills, it may have been better to have discussed an alternative regimen rather than allow the high blood sugars for a day or so.
Original posting 13 Sep 2006
Posted to Other
|Return to the Top of This Page|
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:10:08
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.