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My son to have Oral Surgery

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by JohnMom, May 22, 2008.

  1. JohnMom

    JohnMom Approved members

    May 22, 2008
    My eight year old son who is a Type1 is going in for Oral Surgery. Just some pre-work for braces. He has two teeth fight for one spot. We are still getting use to the diabetic life since he was only dx 6-07. I am a little nervous of is bs going out of control while he is under the knife. His diabetic team and Oral Surgeon said he will be fine, but hey, I am his mom. Thanks for letting me vent.
  2. Burlew

    Burlew Approved members

    Feb 4, 2008
    We're all like that...if we didn't worry there would be something very wrong. I'm sure everything will turn out just fine. ;)
  3. rachabetic

    rachabetic Approved members

    Mar 18, 2008
    I had oral surgery about a year ago. I wasnt asleep, I just had laughy gas and novicane. Will he be put to sleep? Can you be in the room with him while he is having it? If you can, you check his sugars yourself. Good luck, and I'm sure everything will be fine.
  4. TheFormerLantusFiend

    TheFormerLantusFiend Approved members

    Sep 10, 2006
    How long is the surgery expected to be? Is your plan to get him a little high beforehand? Has he had a painkiller before this- do you know what it will or won't do?

    Novocain doesn't do anything to my bloodsugar, in case you wondered, but I think it's better to run a little high for medical procedures- better safe than sorry. Also, if you can't eat afterwards, have juice on hand if your usual hypo treat is a solid (I drank my dentists' lemonade).
  5. RosemaryCinNJ

    RosemaryCinNJ Approved members

    Mar 9, 2008
    How does that work with insulin? If he is being put to sleep of course he cant eat anything beforehand..so do you still give insulin? Or do you give it when he wakes up?
    Im sure he will be fine..and thats what we do best mom...worry :)

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