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Diabetes and immunotherapy

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by grumpy1918, Apr 20, 2018.

  1. grumpy1918

    grumpy1918 · Newbie

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    Hi all
    I am very fortunate to be on Keytruda for Non Small Cell Lung Cancer, which is having a miraculous effect, no signs of anything in my lungs, but my real problem with it seems to be that it affects my blood sugar, I can go from 7.2 to 3 within half an hour, or I can have readings in the low 30’s after just 1 slice of whole meal bread ,despite being on toujeo 80 units with top ups of nova rapid, does anyone else have any problems like this, who could give me advice about this, having to test anything up to 10 times a day,I asked my diabetic nurse about the libre freestyle and was basically told, No it’s only for type 1 diabetics, which research into Keytruda does show that known side effect is type 1 diabetes.

    Sorry fo the long post
  2. DavidGrahamJones

    DavidGrahamJones Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've not come across Keytruda before so I resorted to good old google and I see what you mean about being very fortunate.

    If you google "keytruda blood glucose levels" there's a lot of articles mentioning raised blood glucose levels, some talk of "skyrocketing".

    I wish you all the best for your continuing treatment.
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