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antibiotics do they affect blood sugars

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Peadair O Brionn, May 14, 2019.

  1. Peadair O Brionn

    Peadair O Brionn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ive just been put on antibiotics, Flucloxacillin. Just wondering what to expect . Will these affect my BG > Its been a bit funny recently but I think it might be my cut leg . Doctor thinks it may be getting infected >Anyone taken these before ?
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    I've taken them Peadair, and was fine.

    I would speculate if your leg is becoming infected, that could be meddling with your blood sugar levels. Even, if for whatever reason, you bloods do blip up a bit, please don't stop the antibiotics. It's important the course is finished. It's only a few days usually?

    I detest taking antibiotics as they usually upset my tummy a bit. Please make sure you stay well hydrated, and consider taking onboard live yoghurt, to help prop up the firendly gut bacteria that can be affected by the antibiotics.
     
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    EllieM Type 1 · Moderator
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    This. Infections are a common cause of raised blood sugars, so the antibiotics will be a cure, not a cause. @Peadair O Brionn , I hope you feel better soon.
     
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  4. Peadair O Brionn

    Peadair O Brionn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the reply bud . Im starting them this morning . hopefully they kick in and this leg will heal abit better ,got 7 day course and a load of benecol ...Onwards and upwards . Or downwards on the bg . looool


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