Ask the Diabetes Educator Archive

3/7/05

Q:
I recently had a sore throat and noticed at the same time that I was getting some inexplicable high blood sugar readings. My food intake had been normal or below. Can infections result in high blood sugar levels? insert text here

A:
Yes, any infection is bodily stress and will generally elevate blood sugars. This is the time to increase your water intake. If your blood sugars were in good control before the sore throat, and nothing else in your lifestyle has changed, you should return to those levels when you have recovered from your sore throat.



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