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Tue Jul 10 19:48:45 EDT 2012

appendix and A1C issue and lows during day
Asked By: west  
Category: Other

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I have type two and last time my A1C was checked it was 12. the doctor test a year later 7.2 right after the test I had to have my appendix removed. would this effect the A1C? I was suffering from appendincides for over 6 months. doc wants to double meds when I have 70's bg levels during daytime hours
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2012-07-18 08:43:41.0

I cannot comment on your current situation with just limited facts about your medical condition. I can, however, tell you that any inflammatory condition such as your appendix issue, surgery, or an infection can cause blood sugars to get out of control. It would seem logical that when your appendix finally came out your body started to heal and with than your blood sugars started to come down. I would suggest you keep a good log of daily blood sugars with pre and post-meal readings and hopefully you and your health care team can decide on a good course of therapy for you.
Answered By: susan sloane
Accreditations: B.S.,Rph.,C.D.E.,Nutritionist
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