Can a diabetic get a colonoscopy?

This question was asked in Visalia, California on 11/19/2012.
I am diabetic. I take insulin six times a day. Can I still get a colonoscopy? How can I do colonoscopy preparation? I am afraid of dehydration. Thanks.

Doctors Answers (1)

Harsha Vittal, M.D.
Answered on: 11/20/2012

Yes you can get a colonoscopy. Your diet and insulin regimen should be adjusted by your doctor.