Elevated FBS during times of extremely elevated pollen

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 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.


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

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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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