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Surgery canceled because of diabetes

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by Elsinore, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. Elsinore

    Elsinore junior member
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    Well this is a smack in the head. Just received a call that my surgery was canceled because my A1C blood glucose score (I'm a type 1 diabetic) was too high. For you diabetics on here I was at 9.4 and have to be sub 7.0
    This means at least another year's wait IF/WHEN I get my score down.
    I am hardly walking at this point so the time frame will be a challenge.
    The doctor's office explained that the rules on A1C have changed because there has been too much risk of post operative infections. So... I get it.
    Stay tuned.
     
  2. Jaycey

    Jaycey SUPER MODERATOR Moderator

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    So sorry your surgery is cancelled. But yes - better to be safe going into this major op.
    Assuming you get your score down why a year? Is it just the wait time norm? Frustrating to say the least!
     
  3. Elsinore

    Elsinore junior member
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    yes, normal wait time. I waited over a year up til now, back to the end of the line then.
     
  4. sweet alice

    sweet alice junior member

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    So sorry to hear this. Keep your chin up.
     

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