As reported earlier in the week, rocker Bret Michaels was hospitalized earlier in the week for an emergency appendectomy. He is now being treated in a facility that specializes in rehabilitation for diabetes. His rep told People magazine:
“While the surgery went well and doctors are optimistic that the rocker will make a full recovery, the fact that he was exhausted due to his rigorous schedule prior to the surgery and coupled with the fact that he has diabetes, the surgery has taken its toll.”
Diabetics frequently need special care when they become ill or undergo surgical procedures. Having a cold, the flu, or an infection can raise a diabetic’s blood glucose levels. This can lead to serious health problems including diabetic coma if the blood glucose levels are very high.
The Risks Diabetics Face After Surgery:
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