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Sun Nov 09 12:09:27 EST 2008

Can doxycycline affect my blood sugar levels?
Asked By: spirit7free  

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I have recently went on doxycycline for lyme disease. My blood sugars this am were up to 188, they have never been that high. Usually range from 100-116. Might this be effecting my blood sugar levels? I take janumet. Diagnosed 8-08
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2008-11-11 10:53:01.0

The use of antibiotics can affect blood glucose levels, at times contributing to elevations and in some cases a decrease in blood glucose levels, depending on the antibiotic used, as well as individual response. Antibiotics are also used for the treatment of infections, which often contribute to elevations in blood glucose, in and of themselves. In the case of Lyme disease the relapsing cyclic activity of the Borreila spirochete, may also contribute to times of elevations in blood glucose, due to the increased presence of infectious organisms during periods of such activity. It is important to discuss your blood glucose response to treatment with your Doctor, as improved blood glucose control during times of treatment for any infectious state, helps the body put up a better fight.
Answered By: Claire Blum
Accreditations: MS Ed, RN, CDE, CPT
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