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Coronavirus and high blood sugar levels

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by lucylocket61, Apr 19, 2020.

  1. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am pretty sure I got coronavirus two weeks ago. GP agrees. No test available.

    Since about a day or two before the symptoms my blood sugar levels have been between 8 and 11 every time I test.

    I have been controlling my type 2 diabetes successfully through diet only for over 8 years now.

    I have not had such consistently high readings before for such a long time, even through blood poisoning. Maybe because of the antibiotics working quickly.

    I am not sure if I should bother my surgery, or if I this is normal with coronavirus and it takes a long time to heal?
     
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  2. lovinglife

    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to hear you’ve been ill hope you are on the mend My surgery is doing telephone appointments with a GP, and it’s been on the TV etc to still use your GP practice as you would have done before, if it was me I would give them a call and ask for a call either from GP or nurse just to put your mind at rest x
     
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    Waterfall 888 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Hi - I am type 1 and pretty sure I had corona too at the end of Feb. Since then my sugars have been slightly higher and I am still recovering. My sugars are starting to decrease now but it's slow and gradual. Take it easy and let your body heal. All the best to you.
     
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  4. Brunneria

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    Sorry you haven’t been well, and I really hope you are on the mend now.

    From what I have read, the symptoms of covid-19 vary so much that it can be symptomless, or take weeks, even months to fully recover.

    If in doubt, check with your GP.
     
  5. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    Sorry to hear you’re unwell @lucylocket61

    It’s fairly likely I had C-19 in early March. It’s lingered and my BG is still all over the place despite me generally feeling fine.

    But I would check with your GP if you’re worried about anything - that’s what they’re there for.
     
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  6. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My fasting blood sugar levels were 10.5 today. I can only afford to test once or twice a day.

    I will see what happens over the weekend, and maybe ring the surgery on Monday.

    I have been waiting to see a liver specialist too, but that appointment has been cancelled.
     
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    Waterfall 888 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Sounds wise. Hope your GP gives you all the support and advice you need xx
     
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  8. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am happy to report that, even though I am still not 100% over this yet, my blood sugar levels are starting to go down again.

    Many thanks for the support.
     
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  9. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    Glad to hear it. :)
    Hope you are back to normal as soon as possible.
     
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    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    for a given value of normal : )))
     
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  11. Colin Crowhurst

    Colin Crowhurst Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Given that this is a new virus, ANY information could be useful towards cure/treatment and can at least be examined if its known about; specifics that could relate to diabetic patients can help us all; so its definitely worth reporting everything IF you really do feel you were/are suffering from C-19
     
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