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Can Cipro Effect Blood Sugar Levels
The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more
DoYouMeanInDiabetics: tIs your question for a diabetic patient.For Dibetics 1Diet and Exercise is t important.Cut down osn simple sugars from any source and other ccarbs 2 Presription meds if needed like Metformin and others prescribed by your doctor 3Insulin if prescribed Are you a Diabetic? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually no: Metformin is an excellent diabetes medication because it lowers your blood sugar by making you more sensitive to your own insulin, but it will not allow your glucose to go low. Other diabetes medications (glyburide or other sulfonylureas; insulin) can give you hypoglycemia. If your sugars are "low", maybe you don't need the metformin. Has something changed from when you were started (eg wt loss)? ...Read more
May be the bypass: This is an interesting compound, derived from a compound in veggies. In the test tube, it has anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, etc properties, although whether this translates to clinical effects is not known. None of it's in vitro properties suggest hypoglycemia. However, i see you've listed bariatric surgery. That can cause hypoglycemia through several mechanisms. ...Read more
Menopause: Very insightful question. While menopause has not been known to directly cause HTN and dm, the weight gain that is associated with menopause can. The precipitous loss of hormones that occurs with menopause can have an array of systemic effects. One interesting fact not taken away from the women's health initiative despite the negative press was that hormone treated women had less diabetes. ...Read more
Depends: Hi. Cortisol (hydrocortisone) in excess (either endogenous = Cushing's syndrome, or exogenous as prednisone) antagonized insulin's effects and can raise blood sugar. When everything's working normally (normal cortisol, or normal replacement in adrenal insufficiency) does not antagonize insulin and sugar in a pathophysiologic way. So really, it comes down to is the glucocorticoid in excess. ...Read more
Synthetic sugar: I'm not sure what you mean by synthetic, but if you're referring to things like high fructose corn syrup, for example, then yes, this can affect blood sugar in those with diabetes/hypoglycemia. Consuming calories will affect blood sugar sooner or later (esp with diabetes). If i did not understand your question properly, please explain and resubmit. I would be happy to look at it again. ...Read more
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