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How can a common cold affect someone with diabetes compared to someone without diabetes?
14 doctors weighed in

Dr. David Wyatt
Family Medicine
10 doctors agree
In brief: Agree with MDs..
I agree with dr malichak and dr geffner- would also add that along with elevating blood sugars as a "stress" on your body, -just having elevated blood sugars might predispose you to secondary worse infections related to a cold that does not clear as expected in 2-5 days - if sxs worsen or are not better-a diabetic should always get checked out by an md for pneumonia, or other bacterial infection.
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In brief: Agree with MDs..
I agree with dr malichak and dr geffner- would also add that along with elevating blood sugars as a "stress" on your body, -just having elevated blood sugars might predispose you to secondary worse infections related to a cold that does not clear as expected in 2-5 days - if sxs worsen or are not better-a diabetic should always get checked out by an md for pneumonia, or other bacterial infection.
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Dr. David Wyatt
Dr. David Wyatt
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Dr. David Geffner
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Elevates blood sugar
Any stress - including fever may cause release of hormones that counteract Insulin and raise the blood sugar.

In brief: Elevates blood sugar
Any stress - including fever may cause release of hormones that counteract Insulin and raise the blood sugar.
Dr. David Geffner
Dr. David Geffner
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Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Common cold
No differently.

In brief: Common cold
No differently.
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
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Dr. Martin Raff
It actually may cause a transient hyperglycemia beyond your normal levels during the course of the illness.
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