Antibiotics and high blood sugar
Posted 12 June 2004 - 12:47 PM
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Posted 12 June 2004 - 12:49 PM
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Posted 12 June 2004 - 03:00 PM
Posted 12 June 2004 - 03:04 PM
Posted 12 June 2004 - 04:35 PM
One thing I did read is that having extra sugar in your blood makes gives food for infections
Yeah and that's REALLY annoying. I had a pretty nasty cold last week that put me in hospital (which was a diagnosis mistake, but that's another story) and I was taking 4 times my usual amount of insulin and my bg just refused to drop below 18 (324) for about 5 days, even though I was eating substantially less than my usual intake...not nice at all.
Posted 12 June 2004 - 05:07 PM
Posted 12 June 2004 - 05:08 PM
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Posted 12 June 2004 - 08:41 PM
Re: Antibiotics, yes certain ones can affect your blood sugars. We have had patients who are very strict with their tx of diabetes but when they go on antibiotics their sugars vary from one reading to the next. Women who are on birth control pills also have to watch out because antiobiotics can reduce the effectiveness of the pill
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Posted 13 June 2004 - 03:39 AM
Deus, I do hope you're feeling much better now (I believe the hospital is not always the best place to get better - home's the best!) and that your sugars have come down to normal levels. 18... eekkk... that's very high. Take care Deus!
Posted 13 June 2004 - 05:13 AM
Posted 13 June 2004 - 08:22 AM
A couple weeks ago Eri needed antibiotics for an infection in her foot(stepped on something in the ocean over Memorial Day weekend)...she had a line going up from her heel past her ankle bone...and they were really careful on choosing the right antibiotic for her. They chose ceftin for her this time, and it worked really well.
Posted 13 June 2004 - 08:58 AM
Posted 13 June 2004 - 10:58 AM
Yes, antibiotics sure raise my blood sugar sky-high
But I never heard they are any less effective if your blood sugars are high.
For example if you have a cold, a flu or any infection for that matter, there's a chance your bg will not be under good control anyways.
So maybe people get confused and think that antibiotisc are to blame...
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