From the Healthy People 2010 Guidelines,
Good nutrition, physical activity, and a healthy body weight are essential parts of a person’s overall health and well-being. Together, these can help decrease a person’s risk of developing serious health conditions, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and cancer. A healthful diet, regular physical activity, and achieving and maintaining a healthy weight also are paramount to managing health conditions so they do not worsen over time.
Diabetic patients are encouraged to be diet compliant prior to surgery. Well controlled blood sugar aides in wound healing. Whereas diabetic patients with poorly controlled sugars can have complications with wound healing and increased risk of infections post –op. It is in your best interest to follow your diet and be compliant with medications and have your blood sugar as well controlled as possible.
For more information on managing your weight and a healthy diet please review the following web sites: