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Fasting glucose elevated when sick?

Discussion in 'Prediabetes' started by Sapien, Sep 24, 2019.

  1. Sapien

    Sapien Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I was sick last night (chills, night sweats, back pain) and it hasn’t much improved yet today. I don’t know what I have come down with, but I was shocked when I tested my blood glucose this morning. It had been running about 4.8 to 5.1 lately. This morning it was 6.4 which is highest fasting glucose I have seen.

    Is it typical that fasting glucose would rise that much from illness? (This is the first time I have been ill since I started checking my blood sugar.)
     
  2. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Illness usually raises bg, it's perfectly normal.
     
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  3. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    As @Antje77 said - it's normal, and your rise isn't all that bad!

    Illness will generally affect all my glucose levels not just fasting - so will pain, stress, etc.
     
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