A member asked:

I am not overwgt.nor do i no excercise. take combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) and sustiva meds for hiv. can either/both cause blood sugar to rise? i just had pcp do a a1c tes

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Dr. Brad Eilerman answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

Protease inhibitors can contribute to lipodystrophy which can lead to elevated blood glucose because of Insulin resistance. Also drug induced pancreatitis can lead to decreased Insulin production.

Answered Jan 1, 2015



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