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Do glucose levels rise if you have an infection?

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Dr. Saul Hymes
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Saul Hymes
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Dr. Richard Scofield
Internal Medicine - Diabetology

In brief: Yes

Any physiological stress can raise your blood sugar.
That would include infections, trauma, burns, surgery, acute events such as heart attacks and strokes or exacerbations of chronic medical problems.

In brief: Yes

Any physiological stress can raise your blood sugar.
That would include infections, trauma, burns, surgery, acute events such as heart attacks and strokes or exacerbations of chronic medical problems.
Dr. Richard Scofield
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