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serquil and suger

is it true about what the media has been saying about the serquil causing diabetes  or masking it..pleas explain this to me????                       THANK YOU               JAMES
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Hi,
What did they say?? I didn't hear anything about that, I'm confused?
Linda :)
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i just went to c.v.s.and asked them about sugar and serquil..they said it increases it just alittle but doesent mask it..that means if you dont have sugar then you wont get  it..they said alot of blood pressure meds have the same affect to the sugar stream..but do not carry a risk to make you have high blood sugar.. im going to take  mine..so let me know how ur doing ok??                                  james
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My son is on 100mg twice a day. He got into my sugar bowl. Later that night after he was sleeping for about 1 to 2 hours I had to wake him to ask him why there was sugar all over my kitchen. When I woke him he was sweating, his eyes were red and swollen, his face looked fuffy, and he was soooo out of it. There has got to be something about eating or having sugar while on Seriqul.
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A risk of developing diabetes in one of the potential side effects listed in the company's patient information literature.  Discuss this with your doctor.
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Most medications carry a risk of elevated blood sugar.  I've been on Seroquel for a while now and my pdoc requests blood work on me at least every three months, just to monitor..  If you're concerned about the elevated blood sugar, than get tested to determine if your sugars are within normal range...
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All atypical antipsychotics can cause diabetes. It is a common long term effect that has to be monitored for as well as tardive dyskinesia. Ability is the least likely to cause it but it is still possible. A newer generation of anti-psychotics, the glutamate antagonists in development will not cause diabetes or tardive dyskinesia and promotes a full recovery. I am on glycine a Phase II antipsychotic in FDA study that is a glutamate antagonist that has promoted a recovery that is according to my psychopharmocologist "as good as any FDA approved anti-psychotics or better". My study will be published soon in a psychiatric journal. These will be the future generation of anti-psychotics, among other classes in study. In meantime, people should get yearly bloodtests, a good idea in general but especially for sugar level. This can monitor to prevent diabetes from occuring. And a sensible diet should be maintained knowing that all current anti-psychotics can cause weight gain that can if not followed with potentially lead to diabetes. This can be kept in check and in the future when new anti-psychotics come out will then no longer be an issue.
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