Guidance for patients with diabetes

This information is in addition to the instructions you have already received for bowel preparation, please follow the instructions for bowel preparation carefully.

As a diabetic patient you are at an increased risk of having a “hypo” (low blood sugar- when not eating for any length of time. Symptoms include sweating, shakiness, blurred vision or feeling light headed).

To avoid this we recommend you follow the instructions below and regularly check your blood sugar. Please make sure you have additional glucose drinks/glucose tablets at home.

Examples of suitable glucose drinks include; Lucozade, fizzy drinks and fruit juices