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Old 10-18-2012, 12:11 AM   #1
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Can antibiotics affect blood glucose?

I am type 2 and take Humulin 70/30 twice a day. I have had good control for several months. I had an A1C done a few weeks ago and it was
<6. I started taking the antibiotic macrobid last week for a UTI. My glucose has gone up. Not way high but too high. I'm through with the macrobid and the UTI is gone. Can I expect my glucose to come down?

 
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Re: Can antibiotics affect blood glucose?

It's not necessarily the antibiotics that makes your glucose go up. It's the infection. You should be back to normal in no time flat. Any infection (cold, flu, uti, etc) can make your sugars wonky. Be wary that if you increased your insulin to compensate, you may crash suddenly when things go back to normal. It can happen suddenly.
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