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Can there be complications with mono if I have diabetes?
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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Probably Not
Diabetics are at a slightly increased risk of complications when having an infection.
It is a good idea to monitor your blood sugars more frequently when you are sick, however, if you are otherwise healthy and your diabetes is under control, then it is likely that you will have "typical" mono. Still, take extra precautions and work closely with your doctor.

In brief: Probably Not
Diabetics are at a slightly increased risk of complications when having an infection.
It is a good idea to monitor your blood sugars more frequently when you are sick, however, if you are otherwise healthy and your diabetes is under control, then it is likely that you will have "typical" mono. Still, take extra precautions and work closely with your doctor.
Dr. Thomas Heston
Dr. Thomas Heston
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Even w/o diabetes
Mono: caused by 1 of 2 viruses (epstein-barr ebv) most cases, cytomegalovirus (CMV) causes fewer. Usually sore throat, fatigue, swollen glands fever, poor appetite.
Can get big spleen, hepatitis, jaundice (yellow eyes), joint aches, neurologic problems, anemia, other. Diabetics can get this stuff too, only bigger issue because of dm. Rest, no alcohol., eat. Usually lasts 2 weeks, up to 6 mo.

In brief: Even w/o diabetes
Mono: caused by 1 of 2 viruses (epstein-barr ebv) most cases, cytomegalovirus (CMV) causes fewer. Usually sore throat, fatigue, swollen glands fever, poor appetite.
Can get big spleen, hepatitis, jaundice (yellow eyes), joint aches, neurologic problems, anemia, other. Diabetics can get this stuff too, only bigger issue because of dm. Rest, no alcohol., eat. Usually lasts 2 weeks, up to 6 mo.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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2 comments
Dr. Michio Abe
Hi Dr. Heller. I just sent you a message asking you a question in your message box re: hepatitis due to EBV and/or CMV. Do they cause chronic hepatitis? I have a patient who had elevated transaminases, and tested positive for both EBV and CMV IgG (but not IgM). U/S is normal, and there are no other clues for the levated liver enzymes. By the way, can we ask questions here too?
Dr. Arthur Heller
Hi. Dunno about asking questions here. I think that what gets written here goes out for all to see; private questions are best done via messages. I'll get you there.
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