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173119 tn?1296999736

blood sugar levels when ill

I am pre-diabetic, and I was wondering if it was normal for blood sugars to be a bit higher when suffering from an illness, like a cold. I have a cold right now, and my blood glucose levels have been testing slightly higher since I have been sick. Will they go back down after the cold is gone? My fasting glucose this morning was 133 and it is usually around 110 to 112. And my 2 hr post-prandial glucose after lunch today was 133.
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291531 tn?1193610693
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hello,
Yes it is quite common for glucose numbers to go up a bit while sick. The inflammatory response includes stress hormones that affect glucose levels. It should go back to normal after you recover.
take care.
231441 tn?1333892766
Hi,

Yes it is normal for blood sugars to be higher when you are sick.  Should go back down to normal when you recover.

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