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My daughter has been on a heavy-duty antibiotic for the past 10 days because she has been really sick with a sinus infection. I had no idea that an anabiotic could make her sugar go so crazy. Anybody else deal with that?

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Living with type 1 diabetes since 2008.I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2013.
Nampa, ID
Yeah my type 1 gets ear infections a lot and we have to raise her basl to make up for the antibiotics. Her being sick will also make her sugars run high.

I'm a dad supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2013.
Warrensburg, NY
It's absolutely terrible how hyper sugar has been for the past two weeks

Living with type 1 diabetes.
City of Industry, CA
I've recently read a article that sites a study on certain antibiotics that tend to cause severe fluctuations in blood sugar levels. Here's the link: https://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/mobileart.asp?articlekey=#### Also remember that certain illnesses like colds, flu, fevers, infections themselves will also play havoc with sugar levels too. Talk to her endocrinologist to see if they can change the antibiotics to see if that helps. Good luck

I'm a dad supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2013.
Warrensburg, NY
Thank you!

Living with type 1 diabetes.
City of Industry, CA
You're welcome. I found this too. Infection causes a stress response in the body by increasing the amount of certain hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline. These hormones work against the action of insulin and, as a result, the body’s production of glucose increases, which results in high blood sugar levels. When your blood sugar is high, the white cells in your body are unable to “mop up” bacteria because they cannot move around at their normal speed and do not reach the infection site quickly enough to engulf and kill the bacteria. In a person who does not have diabetes, extra insulin is produced to counter these effects, but this is not possible for someone with diabe- tes, and so hyperglycemia persists and ketoacidosis can occur.

I'm a dad supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2013.
Warrensburg, NY
Great to know.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1997.
Mobile, AL
I've found that any sickness, no matter how minor, can have a huge effect on my numbers.

I'm a dad supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2013.
Warrensburg, NY
Usually when she just gets a cold it's not all that bad and pretty manageable. This time she was in antibiotics for so long and her sugar was all over the place. I've adjusted her basal so much this week it's crazy

Living with type 1 diabetes.
City of Industry, CA
I'm the same way to**** Even stress will cause me to go all out of whack.

I'm a dad supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2013.
Warrensburg, NY
Stress definitely makes her sugar go crazy

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