I have a sinus infection after a 3 hour flight. I feel horrible, I'm hot then cold, I'm on amoxicillian, & my sugars are from 89 to 400(after breakfast). This is day 8. Does my doctor need to know about this or is this normal when the body fights in an infection, Thanks. I should walk & get that 400 down but I really want to sleep. p.s when my dad was on insulin he'd adjust the insulin to get his number slower, does metformin work in a similar way?
During times of illness, we recommend people with diabetes check their blood glucose more often than usual and report highs to their doctor. A spike in blood glucose up to 400 is significant and could be a sign your sinus infection is persisting or worsening. Your medications can be changed or adjusted during illness in an attempt to lower the blood glucose levels. It is easier to adjust insulin during illness than it is oral medications, as you recall your father doing. Unfortunately, metformin doesn’t work in quite the same way. If your highs are persisting despite antibiotic therapy, it is best to check in with your doctor.