Diabetics have many health concerns and parts of the body that are affected. In my last blog I talked about my visit to the kidney doctor and and how was told I have moderate kidney disease and how I have to maintain my good diabetic numbers.
My next visit to a doctor was for a colonoscopy. My primary suggested I get one for several reasons. I’m over 50 and anemic. The concern of my kidney function was also tied to my blood levels were low. The concern my doctor had was that the low numbers could be attributed to cancer. Fortunately my colonoscopy results were good and no polyps were found.
I was relieved since my Mom had colon cancer and has been in remission for the last 17 years. I have so many health concerns as a diabetic, and cancer would have added to them. I highly recommend getting a colonoscopy for your piece of mind if you’re over 50.
The worst part is the prep. I had to dink magnesium citrate two days before the procedure and take two sets of Sutab tablets the day before. You have to be on a liquid diet the day before. The foods I ate were chicken broth and sugar free yellow jello with lots of water.
An important point for diabetics is that you can’t take you diabetic meds two days prior to the procedure, so it’s very important to keep those numbers at a healthy range. This procedure is essential for anyone over 50 , and being a diabetic it’s so important to stay healthy to prepare for this procedure. I can only speak as a type two diabetic who takes Januvia once a day. You are allowed to take your blood pressure meds on your normal schedule if needed. I have to take Losarten with potassium.
The facility I had the procedure at was very clean and professional. They also request you take a covid test before the procedure to be on the safe side. So keep your numbers stable and get a colonoscopy if you’re over 50 for your piece of mind.
Stay safe and healthy! My next blog I will continue to have healthy suggestions for diabetics.