From Maryland, USA:
As an adult with type 1 about to undergo a tonsillectomy due to recurring strep infections, I am concerned about weight loss after the surgery. I've heard you can lose 10 to15 pounds afterwards. I'm of normal weight so losing that much weight wouldn't be a good thing in my situation. Is it advisable to gain weight to try and offset the upcoming effects of the surgery?
I appreciate this as an important issue to consider prior to the surgery. You need to talk with the physicians involved in the case. Whether this requires enteral nutrition through a feeding tube into your stomach, a central line for parenteral nutrition, or some other approach, it is important to address this before the surgery. I am not so sure that gaining extra weight is good, especially if your blood sugars do not do well during such a regimen.
Original posting 29 Jun 2009
Posted to Other
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:10:18
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. 1995-2017. Comments and Feedback.