Does anyone have arthristis/fibro along with Type 2 Diabetes?

By theladyiscrazy Latest Reply 2014-03-17 11:35:40 -0500
Started 2014-03-07 11:46:22 -0600

I am curious if there are others out there that have arthritis and/or fibro (I have both) along with Type 2 Diabetes. I noticed my blood sugar numbers were a little higher this week a couple of days ago (about 30 higher) and couldn't figure out why. However, I realized that with these darn cold fronts bringing in snow and ice, that I was in a lot more pain (had to take the stronger pain meds) and was wondering if my glucose levels could have gone up because the pain caused stress on my system. Has anyone else seen this happen to them?

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MrsCDogg 2014-03-17 11:35:40 -0500 Report

Yes, I have arthritis. Being in a lot of pain can cause blood sugars to be higher, as can stress, being sick, being depressed. A lot of things can cause high readings.

Kaydoo 2014-03-08 10:18:30 -0600 Report

I have arthritis, but I can't take pain meds because I have an ulcer. I am recently diagnosed Type 2, so let's see how the Metformin affects my tummy

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-03-07 13:39:44 -0600 Report

Yes, I do. Although I had fibro. first. A long time before diabetes. Now I also have some arthritis, and nerve damage, and like jayabee said "plus a lot of other medical challenges".

jayabee52 2014-03-07 11:59:03 -0600 Report

Yes, crazylady, I have osteo arthritis and fibro (plus a lot of other "medical challenges")

I live in Las Vegas which thankfully has been spared the ravages of the "polar vortex".

But to answer your query: pain, or any other stressor may cause one's BG levels to become elevated. Some medications may do it as well.

God's best to you