I’m having my gall bladder removed the middle of next month month. I have type one diabetes and this should be laparoscopic surgery. I’d just like to How others who have had the surgery did and what your recovery time was like. My last A1c was 6.4% and I don’t usually have huge variability so feel I’m in pretty good control going into this. Thank you all so much for sharing.
I had mine out several years ago and it was not a big issue. It was easy peasy.
Do you use a pump or a continuous glucose monitor. Do you have an insulin plan for that day? Who will control/check your BG while you are under anesthesia? Good luck!
Mind if I ask why? Stones or non-functioning? Consider celiac disease testing. About 10% of TD1s actually have celiac disease even if symptom free. Obviously, you are having gut issues. I had a non-functioning (0%) gallbladder (no stones). It was infected and rotting (hot), so it had to come out. I am doing well a decade later, but I probably could have healed had I known I had celiac disease. I now wish I had kept that body part!
Yes, I use an OmniPod insulin pump and Dexcom CGMS. I work at the hospital so will be able to speak with the anesthesiologistt about my care while I’m under. The surgeon is on board with my keeping my technology on and functioning during the surgery. My husband will help until I am awake enough to manage myself. Thank you for asking.
Glad you are doing well post chole. Yes, I have Celiac disease and have been gluten free for five years now. I had a very extensive GI workup and everything checked out fine except the gall bladder. I’m so tired of being in pain everytime I eat. I considered just not eating but decided I like food too much for that option.