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For all patients:
- For 8 hours prior to your surgery: no food, drink, mints or chewing gum.
For p.m. surgical patients:
- May have clear liquids listed (water, apple juice, cranberry juice, or Gatorade) until 8 hours prior to surgery, then no food, drink, mints or chewing gum.
- Do not take oral hypoglycemic medications.
- Blood sugar levels are checked upon admission. If any medical treatment is necessary, it is given by the Pre-op nurses upon direction of the physician.