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Can pain increase blood glucose levels in diabetics?
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Dr. James Chu
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Pain + emotions, yes
For some diabetic patients, significant pain (and/or emotional changes) can raise their glucose levels.
In these people, it is recommended that they monitor their glucose levels more carefully during these episodes, to determine need for adjusting medication doses. Pain and emotions can increase the hormones cortisol and epinephrine, which both can raise glucose levels.

In brief: Pain + emotions, yes
For some diabetic patients, significant pain (and/or emotional changes) can raise their glucose levels.
In these people, it is recommended that they monitor their glucose levels more carefully during these episodes, to determine need for adjusting medication doses. Pain and emotions can increase the hormones cortisol and epinephrine, which both can raise glucose levels.
Dr. James Chu
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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: Yes
Pain can cause release of hormones, chemicals, that cause a rise in blood sugar.

In brief: Yes
Pain can cause release of hormones, chemicals, that cause a rise in blood sugar.
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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