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Augmentin And Higher Blood Sugar

Augmentin And Higher Blood Sugar

I am being treated for a sinus infection. I have been taking augmentin for three days. During this time my fasting blood sugar has gone up from the 90’s to 100 to 113. Is this normal and will it go back down once I am off the antibiotic?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

When you fight an infection it is normal for bs to run higher.

posted 5 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

The sinus infection can cause elevated or dangerously low, blood glucose levels. The Augmentin is one of the recommended antibiotics for diabetics because it has less effects on blood glucose numbers. That is unless you have an allergy to something in the Augmentin.

Chances are that your elevated blood glucose numbers are due to the stress of sinus infection on your body. Any stress, physical, mental, emotional, job, or relationship based, can affect a diabetics blood glucose numbers.

Good luck.

posted 5 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I have found infections in general cause a rise in glucose levels. Before my amputation, the infection in my heal was causing high glucose levels.

posted 4 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

It's normal so be a bit stricter and keep an eye on ur sugars

edited, originally posted 5 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Would echo the above.

Whenever you are building anti-bodies to fight an infection (whether it's your own natural ones or ones that were prompted by an anti-biotic) your liver will release "more sugar than usual" to fuel the process.

I personally would be worried if my blood sugar "didn't rise" in a similar situation which would tend to indicate that the prescription is "not working".

posted 5 months ago
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