173119 tn?1296999736

blood sugar levels when ill

I am pre-diabetic, and I was wondering if it was normal for blood sugars to be a bit higher when suffering from an illness, like a cold. I have a cold right now, and my blood glucose levels have been testing slightly higher since I have been sick. Will they go back down after the cold is gone? My fasting glucose this morning was 133 and it is usually around 110 to 112. And my 2 hr post-prandial glucose after lunch today was 133.
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291531 tn?1193610693
Yes it is quite common for glucose numbers to go up a bit while sick. The inflammatory response includes stress hormones that affect glucose levels. It should go back to normal after you recover.
take care.
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231441 tn?1333892766

Yes it is normal for blood sugars to be higher when you are sick.  Should go back down to normal when you recover.
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