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Does the chemo drug gemzar (gemcitabine) raise blood sugar in a diabetic?

Does the chemo drug gemzar (gemcitabine) raise blood sugar in a diabetic?

Not known as such: Anything is possible, but this is not a common known side effect of gemzar/gemcitabine which has many side effects. You are taking this med, likely that you are on something else as well which may be the cause. Also, when ill, sugar levels tend to rise as well. Best is to consult your doc... Good luck. ...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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• I am diabetic since 5 years,for the last 5 years my fasting blood glucose in between 125-134 mg/dL and my blood sugar level two hours after eati?

•	 I am diabetic since 5 years,for the last 5 years  my fasting  blood glucose in between 125-134 mg/dL and my  blood sugar level two hours after eati?

No specific question: The fasting blood sugar results you are providing do indeed point to diabetes. Are you under the care of a physician and being treated for the diabetes? If you are on medication I would advise that you follow up with your physician to discuss your results. Heed the lifestyle advice that your doctor gives you, changing your diet and exercising will greatly affect you long term outcome. ...Read more

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Caffeine could raise blood sugar in non diabetics as well?

No: Caffiene should not affect the blood sugar but the things people put in coffee or caffeinated beverages like sugar, cream and sugar substitutes can affect the blood sugar. Sugar substitute have been indicated recently in leading to weight gain and development of diabetes. ...Read more

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My partner is a diabetic and is taking amoxicillin. can it raise his blood sugar?

My partner is a diabetic and is taking amoxicillin. can it raise his blood sugar?

Amoxyl and diabetes: Amoxicillin by itself is unlikely to raise blood glucose, however ,the infection that the amoxcicillin was prescribed for can lead to instabilities in blood glucose. The blood glucose should be checked more frequently during this period and if its high contact your health care provider ...Read more

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I don't have diabetes but sometimes after I eat my blood sugar still tends to stay low. How do I raise my blood sugar without eating?

I don't have diabetes but sometimes after I eat my blood sugar still tends to stay low. How do I raise my blood sugar without eating?

Good beta cells: If your insulin-producing beta cells are working well, the Insulin gets squirted out very quickly with a meal and your glucose may not go up much at all. This is good. Congratulations. ...Read more

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Does quitting smoking raise blood sugar? It has mine. Is this typical? I ouit smoking . I am diabetic and now my blood sugar has gone up. Are these related?

Does quitting smoking raise blood sugar? It has mine. Is this typical? I ouit smoking . I am diabetic and now my blood sugar has gone up. Are these related?

It certainly could.: A person can gain weight or raise their blood sugar after quitting smoking in two ways, both of which can be avoided. 1. Not breaking the hand to mouth habit of smoking, but replacing the cigarette with food. 2. Not reducing your calorie intake, as the body's metabolism slows down by as much as 10% upon removal of the nicotine stimulation. ...Read more

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All the symptoms of low blood sugar possible to be seen in people without diabetes drugs?

All the symptoms of low blood sugar possible to be seen in people without diabetes drugs?

Yes: Low blood sugar can be seen in people not on diabetes drugs. A lot of times, you think you have low blood sugar but you actually don't. The only way to know is to check your bs during the times you think you have low blood sugar. If it's indeed low, go see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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