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Hi, doe's anyone know if antibiotics and pain releif medication has any effect on blood sugars?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by 1103andrewb, May 3, 2014.

  1. 1103andrewb

    1103andrewb Type 2 · Member

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    Hi, doe's anyone know if antibiotics and pain relief medication has any effect on blood sugars?
     
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    Alanp35 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Not,sure about the antibiotics but the infection that they a fighting most certainly will temporarily increase BGs.




    Late onset T1, several auto immune issues.
    Humalogmix25 twice a day, Methotrexate 25mg once per week, FolicAcid 5mg once per week, prednisolone 5mg daily, Allopurinol 300mg, Calcichew-D3 800iu, Levothyroxine 50mcg, Atenolol 50mg, Losarten 100mg, Aspirin 75mg, Nicorandil 20mg, Nitrolingual GTN spray, Metformin 2000mg, Allimemazine 10mg, Lanzoprazole 30mg, Atorvastatin 20mg, Co Codamol 8/500mg, Depo Medrone (Methylprednisolone) or double Prednisolone for 7 days in case of RA flare.
     
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    1103andrewb Type 2 · Member

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    Thanks, that explains the 13.2 reading yesterday, got it under control again now.
     
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    picklebean Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The infection requiring the antibiotics can raise your blood sugar but so can the antibiotics. It will vary from person to person though.
     
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    I sure it does, I was steadily losing some weight on metformin until had an infection ( uti) as soon as I took the antibiotics I felt better and started feeling hungry again, nothing was working while I had the infection, I now feel that my tablets are working now I'm better
     
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    1103andrewb Type 2 · Member

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    everything seems to be back to normal, although readings seem a little low for me. Must be the attempt at low carb diet. xx
     
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