Antibiotis and Diabetes.

Debe Pendice
By Debe Pendice Latest Reply 2009-01-29 21:17:36 -0600
Started 2009-01-28 05:44:43 -0600

How does everyone deal with taking antibiotics and diabetes? Antibiotics seem to raise my blood sugars severely. Like to see if antibiotics effect other diabetics the same way…

9 replies

2009-01-29 21:14:41 -0600 Report

I've been on antibiotics 6 times in the last 5 months, not included the bags of them they fed me in the hospital. I'm currently taking 2000mg of penicillin a day for the next week and I'm not noticing a rise in my levels at all. Infections don't seem to make mine go up either, maybe after the last 5 months my body is just used to having infections… that's scary in itself..


Meridian - 26751
Meridian - 26751 2009-01-28 06:50:01 -0600 Report

I was on one of those new antibiotics for an upper respiratory infection and my doctor warned me that my sugar readings might go up a little, but as long as I was anticipating the rise it wasn't a real concern. In actuality they were running higher than normal because of the infection anyway and the medication really didn't effect my sugar.

2009-01-28 05:59:42 -0600 Report

Debe, the only time I've had antibiotis since being diagnosed was in the hospital. I'm sure they put some extra medicine in my IV to control my BS. I have got to have some dental work done and I would love to know the answer to this. I don't know and am nervous about taking oral medications after the dental procedure… Thanks much, Angie

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-01-28 06:03:11 -0600 Report

I have to take 2000mg of amoxicillin 1 hour prior to all dental procedures including cleaning of my teeth…Debe

2009-01-28 06:04:57 -0600 Report

Oh crap. I guess it would have helped if I told my dentist I was diabetic, huh? How stupid on my part… Geez

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-01-28 06:08:50 -0600 Report

I think one of the main reasons behind this is because of if they would nick your gums infection could set in. I think my dose is now higher dued to my transplant. But I always remember taking an antibiotic before going. Check it out before your next visit…Debe

2009-01-28 06:35:15 -0600 Report

Thank you, I am scheduled to go in tomorrow for a root canal. I am calling him when he opens to see if he will call in something for me to take before I go. Thanks again :)

2009-01-29 21:17:36 -0600 Report

I get to have a root canal next Tuesday… fun stuff huh? I have an infection between the roots of my tooth that is visible on the xray and the dentist said that where the infection is he feels it came from inside… so that means the darn infections from my surgery are still running around in there.. Now it's in my tooth… grrrrrrrrrrr Antibiotics again!!! sigh

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