Higher numbers

By theladyiscrazy Latest Reply 2010-10-11 08:28:14 -0500
Started 2010-10-04 15:33:26 -0500

Okay, I understand that a variety of things can contribute to higher blood sugar readings, but please explain how having a cold (not taking anything I am not suppose to) increases blood sugar numbers? It's a cold. OYE! I mean, I understand infections can but just an average cold? What about allergies? Can they affect numbers as well?

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GabbyPA 2010-10-04 18:19:35 -0500 Report

Our bodies fight illness on many fronts and one of the things that our body does is make sure that it has enough sugar or energy to deal with an illness. When we get sick, we are under stress. Our liver dispenses glycogen to make sure that you have enough energy to fight what is going on. That is it in a nut shell. We usually have more issues with it when we are medicating with some things that contain sugars such as cough medicines. Things like Thera Flu need to be looked at as well, as they will have some kinds of sugars to help them taste better.

theladyiscrazy 2010-10-04 18:32:56 -0500 Report

Yes, my doc has limited what I can take due to that problem. I can do Sudafed PE and Mucinex D at the moment. We will see.

GabbyPA 2010-10-05 07:55:00 -0500 Report

I hope you are feeling better soon. I know it can be a huge drag and to have it so early in the season is crummy.

theladyiscrazy 2010-10-10 17:37:30 -0500 Report

I am doing better. I think my immune was low due to surgery and then I got whacked with the cold. I will have to work on things.

GabbyPA 2010-10-11 08:28:14 -0500 Report

At least you are aware and working on it. So many times we just quite paying attention when we get stressed or sick. Keeping an eye on it and making those adjustments is always a good thing.

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