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Old 11-10-2019, 22:13   #1
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I had hip replacement surgery 10 days ago, my recovery is going ok but my blood sugars will not come down. Theyíve been hovering mostly around 200. Iíve taken way more insulin than I ever have to no avail. I have been eating super low carb too. My ankle is still pretty swollen and I get spasms but Iím not sure they could be the culprit. I did up my basal by 2 units, should I go higher? Iím at a complete loss.

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I've no anecdotal personal experience to impart on this, your endocrinologist would be a good person to ask, but in the recovery period of such a surgery high bg isn't abnormal due to inflammation and pain.

Sorry you're having to deal with this, but good that you're doing as low carb as you can and increasing basal in small amounts makes sense. That said, as frustrating as it is, until the inflammation and pain subside more, you might just have to accept higher than average bg.

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Thank you, it’s encouraging to hear people say it’s pretty normal!

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Dave, my mom had hip replacement surgery in 2015 and her sugar went up or about a month afterwards. She was inpatient at a rehab facility so she was also given insulin when her sugars were high in combo with a "lower carb" diet. Drove me and her both batty.

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It's possible that you were given some type of steroid for reducing inflammation. That will keep your BG up a while too.

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