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Cause of elevated blood sugars - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i am on metforman, actos and januvea for type 2 diabetes. My blood sugar hasbeen at 175 so my doctorraised my metformanfrom 1000 to 2000 mills per day which i started on monday. i did my test this morning and it was 276. my diet has not changed, what happened?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   the blood sugar tested is random blood sugar or FBS
User :   yes
User :   not ac1
Doctor :   you to the blood test in empty stomach right
Doctor :   Took*
User :   yes
Doctor :   276 is high
User :   its never been that high
Doctor :   do you have fever cough or cold or anyn other symptoms of illness
User :   a little fever and back pain
User :   100 degrees
Doctor :   yes this stress is probably responsible for the sugar level to increase
User :   ok
Doctor :   fever or any other illness will cause the blood sugar to increase inspite of the regular dose of medicine
Doctor :   you need to get it treated
User :   i didnt know that
User :   ok i will thank you
Doctor :   if the sugar levels do go high than you may have to be on temporarily on insulin injections till the illness subsides
User :   ok thanks!
Doctor :   thanks for consulting health care magic
Doctor :   bye for now
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