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My son is 7, and recently he had an upper respiratory infection. He has diabetes. They prescribed albuterol solution to use in a nebulizer due to his wheezing. Can you tell me if this medicine could cause high blood sugars with moderate to large ketones?


Albuterol does not dramatically affect blood sugars -- and indeed should not contribute to causing ketones. If your son has moderate or large ketones, you should promptly contact your diabetes team for assistance with his diabetes care.


Original posting 3 Sep 2000
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