I will be on Dococycline for the rest of my life. I keep getting huge drops in my blood sugar. I take no other diabetes medicines. Just wondering if anyone had any suggestions .
Perhaps your two doctors could work on your situation together. I use a cgm for my diabetes and find it very helpful to be able to monitor my bg as frequently as needed.
A couple of studies were conducted to see if Dococyline could be used to improve insulin resistance since it is an anti-inflammatory anti-biotic.
All of the published results showed that at low dose it had a notable effect on lower blood sugar levels through improvement of insulin resistance.
(I have no idea what "low dose" means other than it was at a non-therapeutic level - so not enough for the "on-label" diseases it is meant to treat, but somewhat "less" just to see if they could effect blood sugar)
So if you are on a dosage that is being used to treat one of it's approved uses you could well see significant blood sugar swings.
To combat that you would essentially have to test/protect "as if" you were an insulin or sulfonylurea user that was prone to dangerously low blood sugars.
You might be well served to get use a CGM such as Libre or Dexcom to keep a constant watch on your blood sugar levels and carry glucose tablets to treat if it starts going too low.
Do you mean Doxycycline the Tetracycline Antibiotic? If so, it can definitely impact your bg. You should bring this up with your doctor.
Unfortunately my insurance doesn't cover that. I just keep checking my blood sugar.
Yes, that is the drug I will be on for the rest of my life, I have spoken with my infectious disease doctor. She wants me on this drug to control a bone infection that I have. My diabetic doctor wants me on another antibiotic. This drug cannot be changed so I just will have to monitor my blood carefully
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