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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes elevated blood sugar levels after a Ferrlecit infusion?

I had an infusion of ferrlicet this afternoon around 2 pm est and I am diabetic should my blood sugar rise up after the infusion and it was 145 before they started it this AM. They gave me benedril for side effect problems and it is now 6.30 pm est and my blood sugar went up to 270. Is this normal? I cant reach my doctor
Mon, 26 Mar 2018
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After going through your concern, I could tell you the chances of your increase sugar due to the infusion is very less as the infusion contain sucrose while in diabetes our body is not able to metabolized glucose rather than the sucrose so it would not have cause increase in your blood sugar level. As far as your sugar level is concerned then definitely its more any eight-hour fasting sugar above 100mg/dl is abnormal and any two-hour postprandial sugar above 140mg/dl is abnormal.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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