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Can you please tell me about the effects of ms contin (morphine) on a type 1 diabetic person?

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Dr. Jack Goloff
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Okay combination: Some of the side effects of the morphine in ms contin are similar to low blood sugar; itching, sweating, for example may mimic hypoglycemia. You might have to check your sugar level to be sure.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me if a type 1 diabetic person takes MS contin, (morphine) can it affect the person?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Yes: It is a very potent narcotic pain reliever and can have a variety of adverse effects of people with or without diabetes. Read the info that came with the rx or ask at your pharmacy.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What are the affects of MS contin (morphine) on a type 1 diabetic?

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Dr. James Marx
Pain Management 48 years experience
Same as anyone else: If the diabetic is prone to very low or very high blood sugars, the morphine may increase the sedation or even cause unconsciousness. For the pain that comes from nerve damage from diabetes, there may be other classes of meds that work better without as many side effects.

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