I had never had diabetes until I had an infection in my prosthesis knee and was put on high doses of antibiotics. I was temporarily put in a nursing home and while on the antibiotics I was told I had diabetes and was given insulin. After being released from the nursing home about 2 weeks later I went to my Doctor and was tested for diabetes. No sign of it. About a year later I was again admitted to the nursing home with another infection in my knee. Again I was put on antibiotics. Again a few days later I was told I had diabetes and was again given insulin. After being released and off the antibiotics I was again tested by my Doctor and no sign of diabetes. 6 months later I again had an infection and my orthopedic doctor put me on 2 types of antibiotics for the rest of my life rather than risk losing my leg. About a month later during routine testing with my Doctor I was informed that I again had diabetes. I now take antibiotics daily and insulin and Januvia and still run a blood sugar from 114 to the high of 171. Is there a relationship between antibiotics and diabetes? I have asked my Doctor this and he claims never to have heard of such a thing. Yet it seems to me that there is something there that causes me to show high blood sugars when I am on antibiotics. Please let me know if anyone out there has ever experienced this problem.
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