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Is it common to have positive urine ketone after lar surgery while on full liquid diet? I have ifg & igt & fam history of diabetes i & ii. When to recheck?

Is it common to have positive urine ketone after lar surgery while on full liquid diet? I have ifg & igt & fam history of diabetes i & ii. When to recheck?

Not unusual: A number of patients (15-20%) will have urine ketones in response to the stress of surgery alone. In addition, the post op period is commonly one of relative starvation in which your body utilizes ketones as an alternate source of fuel. Consider rechecking your blood sugar and ketones after you have been on a regular diet for 72 hours or more. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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What are some delicious foods on a clear liquid diet?

What are some delicious foods on a clear liquid diet?

Chicken soup: If made right, chicken soup can be a delicious food on a clear liquid diet. You should be able to see right through the broth. Make it with parsely, dill, turnips, carrots, parsnips and fresh chicken. All the good ingredients will come out in the broth. Add salt to taste. Some people also add garlic. ...Read more

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6 y/o needs colonoscopy. Please be specific on things she can have on a clear liquid diet?

6 y/o needs colonoscopy. Please be specific on things she can have on a clear liquid diet?

Define clear liquids: "clear liquids" are any food that is not solid at room ; body temperature that will allow sunlight to pass through: ice pops, jello, broth without particles, juices without particulates, water, light tea. Avoid red-dyed foods that may leave residue that looks like blood to the colonoscopist. Confirm your selection with the performing doctor--you don't want to have to re-do the test due 2 bad prep. ...Read more

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Could you give me some examples of low roughage foods and then a list of clear liquid diet foods ?

Could you give me some examples of low roughage foods and then a list of clear liquid diet foods ?

Ok......: you cannot stay on a clear liquid diet for enough time to have it lower weight. you CAN increase water/flavored water at the expense of less food (like rehydrating after exercise) and that is reasonable. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/low-fiber-diet/art-20048511 ...Read more

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How come doctors put you on a clear liquid diet after surgery?

How come doctors put you on a clear liquid diet after surgery?

Avoid complications: Regular diet after surgery can lead to vomiting. Vomiting is dangerous and can lead to aspiration pneumonia. The anesthetic agents impact the intestines, slow them down. Post surgical diet promotes hydration, little fat, few calories and easy to digest. Constipation after surgery is a related problem. Stay on the diet and have a safe recovery. ...Read more

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Can I take rolaids as part of a clear liquid diet as prep for a colonoscopy?

Can I take rolaids as part of a clear liquid diet as prep for a colonoscopy?

Plenty of liquids: Colonoscopy is a unique event and remember that the preparation is very important. Follow the directions on your particular bowel preparation and remember to drink plenty of clear liquids. Role aids are permissible. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more