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Can you develop a local infection from a glucose fingerstick test?

Can you develop a local infection from a glucose fingerstick test?

Like any wound: Like any wound, infection can happen whenever the skin is broken. However, infections after a finger stick are rare (i've never seen one). On the other hand, sometimes they continue to hurt because fingers are sensitive. ...Read more

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Blood Sugar (Definition)

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


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Can you develop a local infection from a glucose finger stick?

Can you develop a local infection from a glucose finger stick?

Very unusual : It is highly unusual when the proper measures are taken to use a new lancet for every fingerstick and hands are properly washed and dried before checking. ...Read more

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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 ?

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 ?

Test 26 and 35: If your glucose levels are within the normal range and you are not taking any medicine for blood glucose , relax and enjoy life. If you are already taking medication for diabetes you should start decreasing the dose. Please let me know some more information. ...Read more

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What causes recurrent vaginal yeast infections Urine test showed glucose-absent.Took once intraconazole 400mg for one day but not cured. Age 21 virgin?

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

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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?

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?

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. A virtual appt in available online for follow up healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYHPZ ...Read more

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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

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Why would your glucose level rise when you have infection?

Why would your glucose level rise when you have infection?

Stress: Blood sugar levels rise in times of stress or infection. Your body is trying to make as much energy available to organs and muscles to fight, flee or heal. ...Read more

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Why might it be that the glucose level rise when you have infection?

Why might it be that the glucose level rise when you have infection?

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

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Could high blood glucose lead to infection?

Yes: Chronically high sugar impairs immune function and healing. Diabetics are more prone to infection and healing difficulties ...Read more

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Do glucose levels rise if you have an infection?

Do glucose levels rise if you have an infection?

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 more

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I am concerned I have a kidney infection my GGT was 134 and my blood glucose is raised ?

I am concerned I have a kidney infection my GGT was 134 and my blood glucose is raised ?

Need full lab result: Pyelonephritis could elevate blood sugar. However need complete evaluation and integration of your lab results ...Read more

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How to heal a yeast infection at home , I have type one diabeties. High glucose, but managing them now, what else can I do to natrually heal infection

How to heal a yeast infection at home , I have type one diabeties. High glucose, but managing them now, what else can I do to natrually heal infection

Control sugar : When your sugars get high, some will go into your urine and the yeast will grow exponentially. You really need an anti fungal to stop the grown of yeast, but exquisite glucose control is the only way your body can do it naturally. Some people recommend probiotics like plain yogurt, but i don't think it will help if your glucose is high. ...Read more

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Hd blood drwn for glucose.Did 2nd draw 1hr later same spot.Nurse removd glove to feel vein bt I was bleeding there +she drew frm same spot. Infection?

Hd blood drwn for glucose.Did 2nd draw 1hr later same spot.Nurse removd glove to feel vein bt I was bleeding there +she drew frm same spot. Infection?

I would not worry : This is basically zero risk. There are few bacteria of clean fingers and even if there were, this would not introduce them into your tissues with an chance of their hanging on. The risk is far below life's common trivial injuries. ...Read more

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I always have alot of protein in my urine and some glucose with and without infection. Fevers,fatigue, weak. Any ideas why?

I always have alot of protein in my urine and some glucose with and without infection. Fevers,fatigue, weak. Any ideas why?

Protein in urine: if a patient has protein in the urine, a careful medical history and physical exam must be done as it may reveal a cause, such as diabetes mellitus, malignancy, systemic autoimmune disease, or a prior history of kidney disease. if its heavy or been going on for a while (not something transient) you should consult your physician. ...Read more

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After every meal i feel very dizzy n weak hands shake every day for 2 month random glucose norm insulin level low doc said viral infection what is it?

After every meal i feel very dizzy n weak hands shake every day for 2 month random glucose norm insulin level low doc said viral infection what is it?

Hypoglycemia: Shaking of the hands after meals can be due to various reasons u are wondering if it is due to low blood sugar in order to rule that out u should have your blood sugar checked at time of shaking on a few occasion if below 60 it suggests low sugar and then u ned's an oral glucose tolerance test u doctor who knows u well is the ultimate judge. ...Read more

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Have a viral infection. Coughing, pharyngitis. Given prednisone. Been on 2+days and just now seeing increase in glucose even w glipizide. Help.Nervous?

Have a viral infection. Coughing, pharyngitis. Given prednisone. Been on 2+days and just now seeing increase in glucose even w glipizide. Help.Nervous?

Known side effect: Prednisone will definitely cause your blood glucose to rise. If you are noticing a serious increase in your blood sugar you should stop the prednisone. Prednisone is of little benefit in viral infection, and may not be worth the complications. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

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


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Glucose (Definition)

Glucose is the basic sugar molecule and the source of energy throughout the living kingdom. We are programmed to easily detect it by taste in our foods as it is desirable but can be overdone with the modern diet. It gets out of control ...Read more