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I have type 2 diabetes. i recently had surgury 2 weeks ago.

Customer Question

i have type 2 diabetes. i recently had surgury 2 weeks ago. i have been monitoring my blood sugar, but the last few days it has kept increasing. tonight it went up to 256 what should i do
JA: In general, how has your health been lately?
Customer: kidney stone surgery, now being treated with Arono inhaler
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: been on mild sych drugs for years. the surgery for kidney stone was through my back. had a staghorn 3"
Submitted: 20 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 20 days ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 20 days ago.

recent surgery can increase your stress and cortisol levels which can raise your blood sugars.

256 is high but not dangerous.

you should talk to your doctor to see if you should increase the dose of your medications

are you on metformin for your type 2 diabetes?

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
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