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Diabetic. Cold and fever has increased the blood sugar level. Taking GEMER. Precaution?

sir,
i am takin GEMER 1 since 2004 BEFORE dinner . My fasting level was around 145-160 mg/dl and after two hrs it comes to 180-190 but now three days i faced cold feaver and headaqe in head and pain in all my body. today i checked by my blood sugar fasting and that was 250. i was also take medicine other antibiotic and cold medicine . so i cant understand why my sugar increase highly. so please intimate immediate privation .

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Mon, 22 Jul 2013
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Hello,
Diabetes is a progressive disease and with passage of time oral anti diabetic drugs gradually reduce their efficacy because of progressive loss of beta cells of pancreas.These bets cells are responsible for production of insulin which helps in controlling the blood sugar levels.
Although infections and fevers tend to put stress on your system and can destabilise the blood sugar levels but I feel in your case it is not due to the fever as it is present for past three days only.
In my opinion your body requires more anti diabetic drugs to control your sugar levels and seems to be natural outcome of such a long history of diabetes.
Consult your doctor,get yoursrlf investigated thoroughly and get your prescription of anti diabetic drugs revised.
It is said that a diabetic normally starts requiring injectable insulin for control of diabetes around 5-10 years after the diagnosis of diabetes.
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