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Can You Develop A Local Infection From A Glucose Fingerstick Test
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
My recent urinalysis showed 15mg/dL of ketones, no protein, glucose or infection. I passed my glucose test at 26 weeks and I'm now 35 weeks. should I ?
What causes recurrent vaginal yeast infections Urine test showed glucose-absent.Took once intraconazole 400mg for one day but not cured. Age 21 virgin?
Yeast infection: This can be predisposed to by diabetes (without there being glycosuria), antibiotics taken for other reasons, immune suppression, stress, lack of sleep, illnesses, etc. Itraconazole for one day may not be adequate therapy. Discuss with your doctor and if not satisfied you may want to get a second opinion. Best wishes. ...Read more
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?
What causes recurrent vaginal yeast infections evn after taking intraconazole? Not sexually active. Urine test showed glucose-absent. Age 21
Yeast: Have you formally been diagnosed with the infection each time? Sometimes itraconazole might not be helpful if used repeatedly. Make sure you are gently cleaning with unscented products and rinse well. Pat dry or use hair dryer on cool. Try to not bathe (shower instead) and get out of wet/sweaty clothing ASAP. See your doctor as well to help confirm and perhaps suggest another treatment. ...Read more
Cytokines: Some of the problem relates to release of cytokines that block the cellular uptake site of glucose through Insulin blockade. Hyperglycemia during infection may also be a warning sign for future diabetes mellitus in the person so affected. The other mechanisms are very complex and cannot be elucidated here. ...Read more
Possibly: For diabetics in particular the stress and increased metabolic demands due to an infection will result in a rise in blood glucose as you convert glycogen and other stores of energy to glucose but cannot then utilize it. As a general phenomenon in non-diabetics, the same can be seen as part of the cortisol-driven stress response, which can be brought on by severe illness, including infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more