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.
July 31, 2001
Hyperglycemia and DKA, Other Medications
Question from Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, USA:
During a recent routine check up, I had a slightly elevated blood sugar, and I have been taking large doses (800 mg a day) of ibuprofen for muscle ache. Is it possible that taking ibuprofen caused the increase in the blood sugar level?
The drug, itself, is less likely to be the cause of elevated blood sugars. Rather, it may be the stress associated with increased pain which may cause problems.