What you need to know about Colonoscopies and Diabetes
According to the American Cancer Society, diabetes increases a person’s risk of developing colon cancer by 30-40%. For people with diabetes, a colonoscopy is very important for preventing colon cancer. Extra care needs to be taken to keep blood sugar levels stable during the colonoscopy preparation and recovery times. The sheet below has tips to help people with diabetes have a successful and safe colonoscopy. For more information please download this fact sheet.
I've scheduled my appointment, what comes next?
After scheduling the appointment, it’s time to plan. Planning for your colonoscopy should start about a week before with making sure you have somebody to take you to and from your appointment. Below are some resources that might be helpful in planning for your colonoscopy.Simple Six Day Prep GuideHarvard’s Preparing for a Colonoscopy