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If you’re living with diabetes, you know better than anyone that your rulebook for general health is different than most. To add another layer to your health management puzzle, chances are you’ve found this post because you’re a diabetic preparing for a hip replacement or knee replacement or are trying to decide when the right time for a joint replacement is. With this, know that joint replacement surgery is one of the most successful procedures in all of modern medicine and that you have the power to further reduce your risk factors.

What you do in the weeks leading up to your hip replacement or knee replacement will have a huge impact on your surgery results and recovery time. This is especially true for those with pre-existing conditions like diabetes. Taking action before surgery in a results-driven program is called “PreHab”.
Read on as we talk about how diabetes can affect joint replacement surgery, examine surgical complications for those with diabetes, and offer some prehab diet suggestions to optimize your health before due day.

The full version of this article is available PeerWell--a PreHab app that helps you prepare for and recover faster from joint replacement surgery.

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