Blood glucose concentrations were measured in 104 children aged 6 months- 10 years (mean 3.1 years) undergoing inpatient anaesthesia.
Pediatricians and anaesthesiologists are concerned about the long period of pre-operative starvation in children. Children undergoing elective surgery for hernia repair, strabismus and tonsillectomy were included in the study. This journal is a member of and subscribes to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics. ABCD sponsors treatment for those in need regardless of gender, race or creed, helping them to reach their full potential, to live life with dignity and to take their rightful place in their community.
ABCD works through local Palestinian partners, the Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation (BASR) based in Beit Jala, The Sheepfold in Beit Sahour and two UNWRA Refugee Camps in Jalazone and Nour Shams. Funding is constantly needed for new projects and to update and refurbish existing facilities. In this article, I’d like to share the story of another one of my diabetic clients, Larry Gershon, who reversed type 2 diabetes following my evidence-based whole foods nutrition and fitness coaching program.  Larry has an amazing story, and has made an incredible turn around by adopting powerful and extremely effective lifestyle habits. In January of 2013 after battling intense cold and flu-like symptoms, Larry checked himself into the urgent care unit at the local medical center.  The doctors took a chest X-ray as a safeguard against pneumonia, which instead revealed a tumor on his left lung. Larry began chemotherapy immediately.  His chemo infusions occurred on Tuesdays, three weeks apart. Over the next 3 months of chemotherapy, sleep was his official weekend activity following chemotherapy infusions.
His consultation with the medical center nutritionist was less than inspiring, to say the least. To make matters worse, Larry was instructed not to worry about controlling diabetes in the short term.  He recounted a conversation with the nutritionist at the 1-on-1 appointment.
At that point, Larry became irate.  He and his wife were discouraged, upset, and felt that the information being provided was not helping them understand what to do. I encouraged him to make a smoothie after exercising, to use it as energy recovery formula.  Immediately, he began exercising at a high intensity level for an hour or two, prior to drinking my shake.
His fruit and vegetable smoothie was now a reward for exercising.  And boy was it a tasty reward.
Achieving an ideal body weight was the single most powerful weapon that Larry possessed against further health complications.  I told him that if he achieved his ideal body weight, then most of his symptoms would disappear. He no longer takes Hydrochlorthiazide, a diuretic medication that reduces peripheral blood pressure. Larry met with his doctor in early February of 2014, and decided to stop chemotherapy.  Proliferating cancer cells were no longer detectable.
Now that Larry is fully transformed, I asked him if he could provide others with a few nuggets of wisdom, to give others in need of help some valuable insight.  Here are his recommendations, in no particular order.

So there you have it, proof that overcoming a health condition as complicated as type 2 diabetes is possible using a 100% natural approach to diet and exercise.  All it takes is a dedication to succeed, and the willingness to achieve. Watching Larry transform before my eyes is one of the most rewarding processes of my professional life.  Witnessing the positive impact that his turnaround has had on him and his family makes my job worth every minute.
Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 22, I have spent over a decade learning the fundamentals of nutrition at the doctorate level.
That's why I've spent over 10 years developing a rock solid system that can minimize blood glucose variability and insulin resistance. Prolonged fasting is expected to result in sig­nificant hypoglycaemia with resultant deleterious effects on the still maturing brain.
The routine schedule of pre-operative fasting starting from the midnight before the operation was followed. His energy level was good on the days following his infusions until late Friday but by Saturday he was exhausted and it was nearly impossible to lift his head off of the pillow on the weekends following his infusions. Larry found this traditional approach to diabetes nutrition very discouraging.  He was scheduled to take a series of four group classes but he couldn’t get into the classes for 45 days.
Packed with essential vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants and water, a fresh and well-crafted smoothie is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. With a proper diet and ongoing exercise, you can reverse type 2 diabetes and live a completely normal life. Don’t ease into a new lifestyle; I think that allows for too much temptation to make lousy excuses.
Particularly valuable is the explanation, before starting, of the importance of following the lifestyle and what works well. Preoperative starvation and plasma glucose con­centration, in children undergoing outpatient anaesthesia. At first I felt guilty when I chose to eat familiar foods that I knew were inherently unhealthy, but once I realized that those choices were conscious decisions, I started to take full responsibility for when things went wrong. Our results are therefore different from the prevalence of 28% hypoglycaemia in less than 2 years old reported by Thomas1 and 10% in less than 15 years old2. Preoperative star­vation and blood glucose concentration, in children undergoing inpatient and out-patient anaesthesia. Intravenous glucose tolerance in the normal newborn infant; the effect of a double dose of glucose and insulin. Post-anaesthetic increase in blood glucose level was the same as reported in adults (JPMA 40 : 243, 1990).
Blood samples for glucose level were taken before and 30 minutes after induction of anaesthesia. Mubaraka Naseer of PMRC Research Centre for the statistical analysis, labora­tory work and secretarial assistance respectively is ac­knowledged with appreciation.

An increase in post-anaesthetic blood sugar level owing to the stress of anaesthesia and surgery is well documented5,6. Our children are continually stressed by recurrent episo­des Of illness especially in the first two years of life.
Pre-anaesthetic fasting blood glucose level is also expected to vary according to age of patient, period of fasting, time to operation and the premedication given. Blood glucose level was estimated by the method of Cooper and McDaniell7, in which orthotoluidine reacts quantitatively with the aldehyde group of the aldohcxoses to form a glycosylamine and schiff base. A child has on an average 6-7 episodes of diarrhoea and about the same number of respiratory infections in this period. In future it would be appropriate to look at the nutritional status, disease history and cortisol levels of children as well.
In Pakistan prolonged pre-anaesthetic fasting of children is common, owing mainly to the long operation lists of surgeons.
Our subjects were not given effective preoperative sedation which would also contribute to the stress of hospital admission, stay in an unfamiliar environment and the fear of injections and operation. No data is available on the prevalence of hypoglycaemia in our children whose response to fasting may be modified by the additional factors of chronic malnutrition and recurrent gastrointestinal and respira­tory infections. One interesting reason given for differences in prevalence of hypoglycaemia in different studies is the diurnal variation in blood glucose level. The studies of Thomas1 and Graham3 which were carried out in the same hospital had different prevalence. The reported reason was the different timings of the operations; one study was in the morning and the other in the afternoon.
It was suggested that overnight fasting is not as deleterious as day time fasting with regard to blood sugar level.
The lack of correlation between period offastingand blood glucose level and age and blood glucose level in our study is similar to that of others2-4.
The study of a larger number of subjects is needed however before any con­clusions can be reached.
The increase in blood glucose level during surgery seen in our subjects and reported in adults by others5,6 is attributed to a state of glucose intolerance and insulin suppression.
Since our study was on a limited number of children and hormonal levels could not be done we can only tentatively conclude that hypoglycaemia is not a real problem of our children subjected to prolonged pre­operative fasting.
We suggest more comprehensive studies with larger number of subjects on this interesting and important subject.

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