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MRSA and now Diabetic

Hello. I've just spent 7 days in the hospital (isolation unit) after being diagnosed with Methacyllin-Resistent Staph. (MRSA).  On a Friday afternoon, I noticed a nickle-size pink area on my inner thigh that looked exactly like a spider bite - but it didn't itch.  By Saturday noon, my inner thigh looked like a hard-boiled egg had been "implanted" right under that faux spider bite.  I went immediately to the ER; was seen by a genius MD who within seconds was concerned that this was Community-Acquired MRSA (as opposed to Hospital-Acquired MRSA which is often "pneumonia-like").  I was hospitalized and typical tests (before my emergency surgery where the surgeon removed a large cyst - but tunnels had already formed letting the germs sneak out of the cyst sac) were performed including a regular CBC blood screen. After the results came back, I began to be asked by all 4 of my attendings - yeh, it required 4 MDs to handle what soon turned out to be a near-fatal problem - if I was diabetic.  I kept saying "no."  My glucose # always runs between 98 and 104.  They wouldn't give me the exact #, but it was HIGH.  I was immediately  put on Glucophage. I was told that since I've never had any MD indicate that I had any risk of diabetes nor did anyone on either side of the family have diabetes, that it more likely than not that my new "Diabetes II" status was MRSA-induced and would take about 4-5 months to "clear."  [My last CBC was performed less than a month ago, showing the glucose level to be 100]  Has anyone ever heard of "infection-induced" temporary diabetes?  Now, this infection almost took my life so I understand that my whole body is still adjusting to my recovery.  I'm still on strong antibiotics and will be for another month.  Thanks to anyone who knows about this situation.
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