Can Gallstones Cause High Blood Sugar Levels?

Asked by Sue

Question: Can Gallstones Cause High Blood Sugar Levels?

Answer: Hi Sue,

As I found out, they sure do!! I had high blood sugars for a year before they figured out I needed my gallbladder out. The irony was that they could not get my blood sugar down to do the surgery and the doc finally said, "can't wait, this needs out now!"

He commented that he bet the number would drop as soon as the gallbladder was out. He was right! 30 minutes after surgery, the blood sugar started to decline after 3 days of hellacious numbers.

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