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Can pain increase blood sugar #

By Anonymous July 12, 2018 - 7:41am
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Hello Anon

Thank you for your question - it's a good one.

Yes, pain can affect (and rise) blood sugar.

According to the American Diabetes Association, the following can affect blood sugar:

Too much food, like a meal or snack with more carbohydrates than usual
Not being active
Not enough insulin or oral diabetes medications
Side effects from other medications, such as steroids, anti-psychotic medications
Illness – your body releases hormones to fight the illness, and those hormones raise blood glucose levels
Stress, which can produce hormones that raise blood glucose levels
Short- or long-term pain, like pain from a sunburn – your body releases hormones that raise glucose levels
Menstrual periods, which cause changes in hormone levels

Anon, talk to your doctor about pain management to avoid these spikes in blood sugar.

July 12, 2018 - 7:49am
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