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Can you take insulin the day of your upper endoscopy?

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If you have diabetes and use insulin, you must adjust the dosage of insulin the day of your upper endoscopy. Ask your doctor for details. Bring your diabetes medication if your doctor recommends that you take it after the procedure.

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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease s: "Upper GI Endoscopy." 

Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Alerts: ''What to Expect From Your Endoscopy.''

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 10, 2017

SOURCES: 

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease s: "Upper GI Endoscopy." 

Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Alerts: ''What to Expect From Your Endoscopy.''

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 10, 2017

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