Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
February 26, 2005
Diagnosis and Symptoms, Hyperglycemia and DKA
Question from New Orleans, Louisiana, USA:
Can antibiotics cause abnormally high blood sugars in a non-diabetic patient? My daughter has been on an aggressive antibiotic treatment for one month for a chronic sinus infection. Two weeks into the treatment, she started showing symptoms of diabetes, including increased thirst, increased urination, increased appetite, and fatigue. We have a strong family history of type 1and a stronger family history of type 2. Should I consult her pediatrician about this?
Antibiotics should not cause any change in blood sugars in non-diabetics. I would recommend that you promptly review your concerns and your daughter’s symptoms with your pediatrician.