Effect on control when on an antibiotic
Have any of you noticed a little more trouble controlling your blood glucose levels when you're on an antibiotic course for several weeks? All things in my routine are the same but I just came through my first ever 'bronchitis' in 49 years of life. Started in my chest, stayed in my chest. Almost all symptoms gone now after 2 weeks but the ZPac, (azythromycin) which you take for only 5 days, stays in your system for the normal 3 weeks of a antibiotic course. It's like I need to up my Lantus dose from 6 units to almost 10 to keep the same level of fasting control. And a little more Novalog with meals too. I've actually still stayed active through the sickness but there ARE limits when you have bronchitis.. But I'm almost symptom free now and back to my normal exercise regimen and still the BG levels are a little higher than normal; all other things being equal.
I've heard of steroids playing havoc in BG level control with T2s. But not antibiotics.
Any thoughts would be helpful.
Dx T2 7/15/09, A1c 10.6; Most recent A1c - 4/20/11 5.8
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Meds: 6iu Lantus/day; Very little Novalog with meals
Diet: LowER carb 70-100g carbs a day
Exercise: 8-12 miles cycling 3-5x/week