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Type 2 Numbers high due to infection. Worried

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Nodemus, Jan 19, 2022.

  1. Nodemus

    Nodemus · Member

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    My blood sugars haven’t gone under 17mmol reaching 25mmol and 24mmol tonight. I have a chest infection. Are these readings normal when fighting an illness? Anyone else this has happens too?
     
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  2. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    It's normal to have higher numbers with an infection.
    However, with those numbers on top of being ill I'd call 111 for advice tonight.

    What type of diabetes do you have?
    Are you on insulin?
    Can you test for ketones?
     
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  3. EllieM

    EllieM Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi @Nodemos and welcome to the forums.

    It's normal for readings to go up when fighting an illness but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be concerned.
    Have you seen your doctor about the infection?
     
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  4. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Moderator
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    Infections do cause an increase in blood glucose levels, but with numbers that high I would be seeking medical advice.

    It is difficult to know how to offer advice in forums, as there is no info in your profile such as type of diabetes and medication.
     
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  5. Nodemus

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    I have Type 2 and I’m on Gliclazide 80mg once daily I can’t test for ketones unfortunately. I’m usually around 6-8mmol
     
  6. Nodemus

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    I’ve seen my doctor and have a chest infection no covid PCR checked. I’m on antibiotics right now
     
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  7. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Have you called 111 for advice?
     
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  8. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Moderator
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    That is what I would be doing.
     
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  9. Mrs T 123

    Mrs T 123 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Hello & Welcome. If I were in your shoes I would be phoning 111 for advice. Keep in touch and let us know how you are. Take care.
     
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  10. Nodemus

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    Yes I phoned 111 and they want to check my ketones so there making me an out of hours appointment. Thanks for the advice
     
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  11. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Not a nice way to spend your night, but I'm relieved they'll be checking on you!
     
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  12. Mrs T 123

    Mrs T 123 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Good. Better to keep safe
     
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    Silverwolf1974 Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hi, would you keep updating please, I’m going through the same thing, I’ve even not eaten just to see what’s happening. My bloods are dropping below 16 and averaging about 18. Was getting quite worried until I saw your thread and realised I’m not the only one.
     
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  14. Nodemus

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    So there’s no ketones in my urine. But glucose and white cells were very high. I was put on a different high strength antibiotics. Due to kidney infection. Im to contact my diabetic team. Drink lots and lots of water. And keep an eye on my numbers. If im mega thirsty then I should get my ketones checked again. Also I have to get a urine sample to my doctors so they can see what infection I have.
     
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  15. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Thank you for your update.
    Hope the new antibiotics will make a difference very soon!

    Have you contacted your doctor?
     
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    artofmany Type 1 · Member

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    High readings are quite standard for me when I'm ill. I have to raise my intake of basal insulin, and raise intake of fast acting insulin. It's normally due to inactivity. If I don't move around I become insulin resistant quite quickly, hence the high numbers. Normally lasts for a couple of days until I can exercise/go for a walk.
     
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  17. phil42sussex

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    I have had a chest and sore throat bug, not covid two test negative. My A1C numbers have gone up from 7.1 to 8.6
     
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