diabetes and ashma

By flipmom Latest Reply 2011-09-09 10:46:17 -0500
Started 2011-09-07 23:47:30 -0500

first time to check what my ashma nebulizers (albuterol) effect on my b/g… i find that it raised my b/g up from 112 to 150! so im not happy about it.. if its not one thing, its the other… anyone else have the same experience?

6 replies

spiritwalker 2011-09-08 19:57:48 -0500 Report

I have had asthma since I was 1 year old, and been diabetic since 1986.
I use 3 nebulizers, flovent, provental, and albuterol. I have not had a problem
using these. My number stay in a normal range as long as I follow my usual food
and exercise plan. My usual average A1C is 6.2-6.7.
Perhaps you need to discuss this with both your lung specialist and your Endo.

realsis77 2011-09-08 13:45:42 -0500 Report

Hi I also have asmatha and lung disease. I've never expirenced the bs raise with albutral but I imagine it can effect our nervous system, and that can effect our bs. They say stress can make bs raise. When we take our albutrol it can make our body feel under stress, increase heart rate, shaking, ect. This is likely why it is increasing the bs. That makes since to me. I have had bs raise due to pain and stress so maybe this is what is happening with the medication? Do you take insulin? If so id talk to my doc and maybe adjust my insulin dose when I take my asmatha medication! :) I hope this helped! God bless!

flipmom 2011-09-08 14:02:03 -0500 Report

thanks.. i take oral meds and what u said make sense… albuterol makes me shaky at times… but i need to breathe

jayabee52 2011-09-08 14:10:37 -0500 Report

you gotta do what you gotta do.

My Jem had RA and Lupis and the only thing which would work for her was prednisone or cortisone shots. We hated whenever she had a RA or Lupis flare up because we knew those meds DID mess with her BG levels. Sometimes her readings were higher than the meter could read. We then had to take her to the ER and get her on a insulin drip until her BG readings came down to a readable level. Often it was a month or so before we could get her BG numbers back down close to normal levels. But we had to do what we had to do to bring down her pain from the RA and/or the Lupis.

flipmom 2011-09-09 10:46:17 -0500 Report

wow thats tough… well i can live with a little on the high side right now.. as long as i can breathe, otherwise i wont be able to function… i just take them between meals…thanks

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