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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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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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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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What causes diabetes type ii, and what happens when your blood glucose levels rise too fast?

What causes diabetes type ii, and what happens when your blood glucose levels rise too fast?

Multifactorial: No one knows exactly what causes type 2 dm, but obesity seems to trigger this in people who are genetically susceptible. Some are inherently Insulin resistant. Other associated conditions increase risk, for example pcos, hypertension, sleep apnea, gestational diabetes, etc. When blood sugar rises quickly or not, it really depends on how high it goes and how the body does or doesn't respond. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a person to get both diabetes type 1 and 2? As in, the insulin receptors become so irresponsive that blood glucose levels rise twice as rapidly?

Is it possible for a person to get both diabetes type 1 and 2? As in, the insulin receptors become so irresponsive that blood glucose levels rise twice as rapidly?

Yes and no: Patients with type 1 diabetes who develop Insulin resistance requiring lots of Insulin have both. It is sometimes referred to as type 1 1/2 dm. Insulin resistance will often accompany obesity, poor diabetes control and high triglycerides, for example. Blood sugars don't "double" in rate, but Insulin doses may go up significantly to maintain control of blood sugars. ...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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What does glucose levels 245 mean?

What does glucose levels 245 mean?

Diabetes: If that level is accurate, it likely means diabetes. You don't say whether it is fasting or after a meal, but even after a meal that level is too high. See your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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