A 43-year-old male asked:
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had a bad cold for a month and noticed new a1c test went up for no reason. can prolonged upper respiratory infection cause blood glucose increase?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Recheck: It may cause a change in blood glucose levels which can be then reflected in test results. I would recommend a recheck two weeks after you recover.
Answered on Mar 25, 2015
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