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Prediabetes High Readings - Does Hayfever Affect BG?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by JuliaAR, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. JuliaAR

    JuliaAR Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    The pollen season is here in force and, along with the sneezing and sore eyes, I have noticed that my FBG and general levels through the day have increased quite a lot. Does anyone else with hayfever have the same response? :confused:
     
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    Amy993 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    This has been the exact same as me today!
     
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  3. JuliaAR

    JuliaAR Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Amy993. Nice to know that I am not unique in my weird responses! Does piriton (antihistamine) make it better or worse? I am wondering whether treating the hayfever will help the BG or whether taking the antihistamine will make it worse. :banghead:
     
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    Alison Campbell Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I did some googling and the worst medication for raising levels can be nasal sprays that contact steriods.

    I use certerazine all year round for allergies but have found that my levels have risen so will check out the pollen count.

    Allergies cause inflamation but I can find no direct link with increasing blood glucose levels.
     
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    col101 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It would make sense, allergic reactions trigger stress hormones like cortisol which would tend to raise glucose levels. It's a done, you just get ball levels right then something comes along and changes it! Good luck
     
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    Amy993 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I am unsure, i can't swallow tablets so haven't currently tried it. I may have to if my hayfever carries on being bad. I only use antihistamine cream at the moment for when I have a rash
     
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    JuliaAR Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone. Thanks for your replies. I tried an experiment and have found that if I take the antihistamine it doesn't really affect my levels but when I stop they start to rise again - figure that one out! So, I guess I will keep taking them as they help with the hayfever and don't seem to do any BG harm. Thanks for the advice about nasal sprays, Alison. I will steer clear of them.
     
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