By Ani Latest Reply 2009-06-25 14:12:14 -0500
Started 2009-06-18 17:00:24 -0500

Has anyone noticed that when we get sick our sugar spikes up. I recently realized that some meds. have sugar in them.
Now I look for meds. that dont have sugar in them. But now some of the other things in them are bad for you. I've been sick the whole time I was gone.
I want to let you all know just to look at labes of the meds you are taking.

8 replies

tabby9146 2009-06-21 18:21:28 -0500 Report

that is a good thing to point out. I recently had to take something for congestion and the pharmacist, knowing I was diabetic, told me that they had sugar free Robitussin specially formulated for diabetics it says on the label. So I wanted everyone to know that. I took the one for cough, though I did not have a cough, and it really cleared things up.

GabbyPA 2009-06-19 07:39:45 -0500 Report

We do tend to rise when we are sick because our bodies are under stress. You are right though, taking meds with sugar in there is a bad idea. You do have to read your labels. Pills are usually better options over liquids that they try to make taste good. That is one way to avoid it. There are also some cough medicines that are marked "diabetic" and those are my go to's first.

cyncyn 2009-06-19 07:27:54 -0500 Report

Thank you for the reminder! Reminds us all, to check the meds more carefully!

You are so RIGHT!! When my daughter asked about, why the cough syrup, seemed to make her girls so hyper, the pharmacy told her the sugar contents cause it. I agree with you, it is ridiculous!!! Shame on the pharmaceuticals, they should know better!

John Crowley
John Crowley 2009-06-18 17:16:35 -0500 Report

We've been surprised over the years at some of the sugar content in children's cough medicine. I realize they want to try to make it palatable for the kids, but some of them are ridiculous.

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