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Fri Feb 05 20:47:18 EST 2010

How does low testosterone impact bs readings, if at all?
Asked By: ab1246  
Category: Type 2

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w/m 63 yoa; 6'1" 240#; dx t2 2002; novo 70/30 2xd ( 172 units total); Janumet 2xd; apnea 2005. BP 130/80 avg; tricor & niaspan; slightly elv trigylc.
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2010-02-26 21:48:57.0

Recent research has shown that there is a link between high blood glucose levels and low testosterone. The studies that have been done show that the testosterone levels will fluctuate based on glucose readings and high blood glucose values, for example, post high carbohydrate meals, can significantly lower testosterone levels. I have not seen a study that states the reverse and links the effect of testosterone levels on blood sugar.
Accreditations: MEd, CNS, BC-ADM, CDE
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