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Will Steriods Raise My Blood Sugar
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
Depends: Hi. Cortisol (hydrocortisone) in excess (either endogenous = Cushing's syndrome, or exogenous as prednisone) antagonized insulin's effects and can raise blood sugar. When everything's working normally (normal cortisol, or normal replacement in adrenal insufficiency) does not antagonize insulin and sugar in a pathophysiologic way. So really, it comes down to is the glucocorticoid in excess. ...Read more
Blood sugar and BP: If your question is can your blood sugar elevation raise your blood pressure, then the answer is maybe. Diabetes which is elevations in your blood sugar affects your blood vessels, kidneys and heart. So uncontrolled diabetes can cause problems that would raise your blood pressure. Simple elevations in blood sugar, like you ate a big bowel of pasta, shouldn't elevate your blood pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown: I was not able to find any research studies that have addressed this question, so the answer is unknown. If you are a diabetic, you would have to try the Flunisolide and see if it affected your readings on your glucose meter. If you are not diabetic and do not measure your blood sugar, there is no way to know. ...Read more
Usually not: The body has a way of homeostasis or control. There is an interaction of the amount of Insulin released, the response of the tissues and cells and the kidneys to keep blood sugar at certain level not to exceed a limit (140). There is a condition called insulinoma wherein there is exaggerated release of Insulin to bring blood sugar down and if so it has to be diagnosed so it can be treated. ...Read more
Best to know: Before you try to increase your blood sugar, make sure you know what your blood sugar is. If you are diabetic, then finger stick with your glucose monitor. If you are not diabetic, then go see your doc for labs and exam. Low blood sugars can be dangerous, so proper diagnosis first. Then treatment. Be well. ...Read more
Not much: Any stress can increase blood glucose some, especially in diabetics, and a vaccine is a minor stressor on the body. That said, the effect is small enough to not be of clinical significance, and the flu and pneumonia shots are VERY important for diabetics, because the diabetes compromises the immune system. Try to avoid snacks, desserts, rice, potatoes and bread if your sugars are running high. ...Read more
Deit, exercise, meds: How best to lower your blood sugars will depend on the kind of diabetes you have. For everyone, diet and exercise are important. Beyond that, the choice of oral medications and/or Insulin will depend on factors specific to your diabetes and should be discussed with your physician. ...Read more
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