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Can painkillers cause a spike in sugar levels?

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Dr. Abhay A Mali

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Posted on Tue, 5 Jun 2018 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Hello doctor
I am i have a diabetics level 130 to 140
So my quation is i am not taking any medicine i am maintaining through exercise only ,i have a cold an d body pian today so can i take painkiller for this . could this medicine increase the suger level ???
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Answered by Dr. Abhay A Mali 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Can take decongestant.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your question.
Noted your concern.

Considering Fasting 130 & post-prandial blood sugar 140, these can be accepted as good control but need to be corelated with HbA1c level.

Keep following regular exercise & diabetic diet.

For cold & body ache I may suggest use of decongestant with Paracetamol like Tab Cheston Cold along with antacid like omeprazole.
These medicines would not affect blood sugar control.

Hope this helps you.

Regards,
Dr Abhay Mali.
Diabetologist.
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Follow up: Dr. Abhay A Mali 1 hour later
My hbA1c level is 7.r
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Answered by Dr. Abhay A Mali 20 hours later
Brief Answer:
HbA1c of 7 denotes good diabetes control.

Detailed Answer:
HbA1c of 7 denotes good diabetes control.
But I may suggest use of metformin depending upon Body Mass Index, family history of Diabetes.

Keep following diabetic diet and regular exercise. Consult diabetologist for detailed physical examination and history taking.

Hope this helps you.
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Follow up: Dr. Abhay A Mali 48 hours later
Hello doctor
One more quation is my PP gloucose lever is 127 and mu fasting was 135
Mistly my PP level is less then fasting
Please consult
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Answered by Dr. Abhay A Mali 28 hours later
Brief Answer:
Insulin resistance.

Detailed Answer:
Type 2 diabetes is due to insulin resistance ie. there is increased requirement of insulin by body.
Depending upon level of insulin resistance at the level of liver and muscle and other tissues blood sugar levels varies.

Usually fasting blood sugar level depends upon glucose production by liver. And post meal blood sugar level depends upon glucose utilization by muscles and other tissues.

Insulin resistance varies at these two levels thats why some time due to high insulin resistance at liver causes relatively high fasting blood sugar level than post meal.

Beside this major factor many other factors may contribute.

Hope this helps you.
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