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Can pain or tetanus shots elevate glucose levels? My son recently had both and his levels have been high.

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Any stress a problem

The normal response of the body to any stressor include the output of Epinephrine & cortisol .
The amount will be in proportion to the stressor;physical trauma(shot, fall, illness) or mental(fear). These chemical agents will push up the blood sugar thru a variety of metabolic effects.

In brief: Any stress a problem

The normal response of the body to any stressor include the output of Epinephrine & cortisol .
The amount will be in proportion to the stressor;physical trauma(shot, fall, illness) or mental(fear). These chemical agents will push up the blood sugar thru a variety of metabolic effects.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology

In brief: See below

Both pain and shots ca cause a temporary increase in blood sugar levels.
However, it is usually short lived. If the blood sugar levels continue to be elevated then consult your physician.

In brief: See below

Both pain and shots ca cause a temporary increase in blood sugar levels.
However, it is usually short lived. If the blood sugar levels continue to be elevated then consult your physician.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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