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Can hyperglycemia be related to stress or an infection?
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Brittany Chan
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes.
In times of infection or stress, cortisol and catecholamines are released and raise blood sugar levels.
Insulin demand is also increased. Therefore, stress or infection can precipitate hyperglycemia, especially in people with Insulin resistance or diabetes.

In brief: Yes.
In times of infection or stress, cortisol and catecholamines are released and raise blood sugar levels.
Insulin demand is also increased. Therefore, stress or infection can precipitate hyperglycemia, especially in people with Insulin resistance or diabetes.
Brittany Chan
Brittany Chan
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Dr. Donald Jacobson
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Either one or both
Both stress and infection raise glucose levels, especially in diabetics.

In brief: Either one or both
Both stress and infection raise glucose levels, especially in diabetics.
Dr. Donald Jacobson
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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