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Diabetic Cough Medicine Cause Sugar To Go Low
Stomach bug/vomiting/diarrhea in hypoglycemic (non-diabetic)can't keep anything down, no signs of dehydration, sugar dropping to low 60s. How to treat?
ER: If you are truly that sick and not keeping anything down, then in fact you are headed towards dehydration and probably need an IV and examination of your electrolytes. Other tests will be done as appropriate as dictated by your condition. Sounds like you need to go in and be checked by your doctor or to an emergency room if necessary. ...Read more
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Do doctors recommend medicines to increase sugar levels in a diabetic patient whose sugar level drops?
Glucagon: Glucagon is a medication that can be given in an emergency to bring up blood sugars if a diabetic is unconscious and unable to take something by mouth. If blood sugars are dropping excessively in a diabetic it means a change has to be made in medication to avoid hypoglycemia to begin with. That is far more desirable than taking medication to bring it up once it is too low. ...Read more
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What asthma meds are less likely to cause rise in blood sugar? Taking Breo and it's making sugar high. Is there anything steroid free to take?
Potentially: I would talk to your pulmonologist. Steroids are what most patients need, but if it's causing too much of an adverse affect, then maybe you could try something else. Make sure to be tested for allergies as well. There are asthma meds that help that aren't steroids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Consider stress: Blood glu can fluctuate in diabetics. If you did not eat, high glu could be because your (short-acting) Insulin is wearing off, or it could be from other hormones. Stress releases adrenaline, which raises blood glu. Before you wake, circadian hormones (cortisol, growth hormone) raise your blood glu. Work with your doctor. Maybe consider continuous glu monitoring if you are a t1 on insulin. ...Read more
High-glycemic index: Low-glycemic index foods (less than 55) produce a gradual rise in blood sugar levels that's easy on the body. Foods with high-glycemic index numbers (more than 70) make blood sugar levels as well as Insulin levels spike fast. You can determine what foods are high or low at: www.Glycemicindex.Com. ...Read more
Docs can you explain what is a fast food/drink to bring up blood sugar level quickly for a diabetic who's level has dropped too low?
"stomach bug"vomiting/diarrhea also very hypoglycemic (non-diabetic) can't keep (eat/drink) anything down all day.Sugar dropping to 60's. How to treat?
Take glimperide & metformin for sugar. Offlate sugar high. Try to eat wise and walk.Any other med I can change to.What can I do to keep sugar in range?
Insulin: Metformin is one of the most effective medication for blood sugar. I'm not sure what your current dose is, but the maximum dose for Metformin is 2550mg per day. If you are tolerating Metformin, perhaps your Dr can increase your dose. Otherwise insulin would be your best bet if you are having trouble keeping your sugar under control with multiple diabetes medication. ...Read more
What to do if blood pressure goes low like 130/60 and sugar rises to 425 in a diabetic male aged 51?
How often one should check for high potassium if he is diabetic?Pot-5.8 creatini-76 sodium-141 hba1c-8.8. No urine sugar ketons. Med not causing pot
Potassium: Potassium can be elevated due to medications such as Enalapril , Lisinopril , also renal failure can do that , uncontrolled diabetes can lead to renal failure, your a1c is 8.8 which suggest that your diabetes is not under control, your doctor may need to repeat this potassium level immediately to see if it continues to increase and then treat it to prevent it from going to a dangerous level, . ...Read more
No absolute value: Hi. That's an overly simplistic question. I must assume (hate to do that) that we're talking type 2 here. It depends on what other diabetes medications the patient is on. Often other non-insulin meds can be used before insulin. Nothing is more effective than insulin at bringing sugar down, but other drugs may be perfectly adequate without the risk of hypoglycemia that comes with insulin. Good luck ...Read more
Not by itself!: If you are not diabetic already, then developing diabetes is usually the result of PROLONGED sugar excess, which your body eventually has difficulty controlling. One heavily-sugared drink by itself will not cause diabetes. However, lots of sugar from different sources over time can certainly predispose you to diabetes. If you are quite concerned, bloodwork for HemoglobinA1C would be a good start! ...Read more
Diabetic taking Breo and causing high sugar. Does Anoro affect sugar in the same way. If yes what asthma med is safe for diabetics?
See below: Anoro would not affect your blood sugar. However, for asthma, the mainstay of therapy is an inhaled corticosteroid. That's what's affecting your blood sugar. As far was what's safe - or if you could come off the steroid - that would be up to you and your pulmonologist. It would be difficult to say without knowing your history, lung function tests, symptoms and a log of your blood sugars. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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