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Old 01-30-2003, 06:33 AM   #1
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Question Does Advil affect blood sugar levels?

I'm worried I may have diabetes, have had excessive thirst for 4 days, & borrowed my diabetic friend's glucose monitor. Woke up with a bad sinus headache and took 3 advil, and 1 hr later tested myself (without eating or drinking anything). The test showed 152, then 30 minutes later showed 139.

Does advil affect blood sugar levels?

 
Old 01-30-2003, 07:08 AM   #2
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My DH has diabetes and takes Advil regularly for headaches and body pains and it doesn't effect his BS at all. But looking at your monitor readings, I'd go have a fasting glucose test done with your doctor. They are high. GOOD LUCK

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Old 01-30-2003, 07:15 AM   #3
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Thanks, I've got an appt on monday morning for a glucose test.

 
Old 02-12-2003, 10:25 PM   #4
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Since you have access to a blood glucose machine, try this....

1. Record your blood sugar level.
2. Drink an 8 ounce glass of orange juice which contains ~26 carbs.
3. Wait 20 minutes.
4. Take another blood sugar level reading.

As a type 1 diabetic, your glucose levels would elevate ~60 to 100 from this glass of juice.

Even if you don't do the test, go to the doctor and have it checked out!

-Jake

 
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