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Old 03-15-2008, 10:03 AM   #1
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Question concerning diabetes and colonoscopy

I'm diabetic and am scheduled to have a colonoscopy next month. I have been having bowel issues for quite sometime, hence the colonoscopy, with diarrhea almost every day with resultant dehydration. What I'm unsure about is what prep beverage should I mix the Miralax with. I've been trying to find palatable sodas like diet ginger ale. I'm afraid to drink Gatorade because it contains sugar. The nurse where I go to the doctor thought the gatorade w/ sugar would be good since I'll be experiencing diarrhea, and will probably get dehydrated, and the sugar will help, but I'm afraid as a diabetic that all that sugar will cause me to be further dehydrated. Any suggestions from anyone else who is diabetic and had a colonoscopy. What did you drink with your prep? Thanks in advance.

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Old 03-16-2008, 07:12 AM   #2
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Re: Question concerning diabetes and colonoscopy

I didn't do a miralax prep, but what about crystal light, sugar free Kool aid or something without carbonation? I am thinking all of those bubbles are going to make it hard for you to get down! I worried about having a blood sugar drop, with the fasting and diarrhea, but it didn't happen for me. Everyone is different though, so keep an eye on things! I've recently had a long period of diarrhea, and I think it turned out to be connected with Byetta. I went off of the Byetta because of vomiting, but I didn't make the connection with the other. It went away as well, knock on wood!!

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