Elevated FBS during times of extremely elevated pollen

Malkah
By Malkah Latest Reply 2010-04-17 12:23:49 -0500
Started 2010-04-10 17:40:44 -0500

I've noticed, over the last 2 weeks, that my FBS has been in the 170 to 200 range. I've also been coughing a lot, due to the allergy factor, sneezing.

Prior to this, my FBS was between 98 and 123 every am. Other than this, I haven't changed anything.

Does anyone have any thoughts of wisdom for me?


3 replies

MAYS
MAYS 2010-04-10 18:26:25 -0500 Report

If I am correct, pollens of all types contain small amounts of natural sugars, if you touch or handle pollen on your hands or fingertips you can and should feel the stickiness, I will see if I can find an answer to this for you to document that, also sneezing and allergies place the body under stress which can also elevate your glucose level.

Mays

Gabby
GabbyPA 2010-04-10 18:15:08 -0500 Report

Wow, I have not heard of that connection. I was trying to find any articles or studies and did not find anything that links the two directly. I know all that coughing and stress doesn't help. I did find an article that might help you in getting the pollen out of your bedroom and thus giving you a better night's rest and maybe better numbers. http://www.huliq.com/9501/92545/why-worst-pollen-years-symptoms-and-treatment

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2010-04-17 12:23:49 -0500 Report

Haven't heard that connection either. Even if the pollen has a small amount of sugar in it, I wouldn't think it would be the type or enough of it to have this affect on your readings.

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