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.
March 1, 2004
Diagnosis and Symptoms, Other
Question from Eastland, Texas, United States:
I am taking several prescription medications and wonder if they could be making my tests for glucose high. I take xanax, librax, marinol, coreguard, protonix, and have been taking amoxicillin for a week for an upper respiratory infection. My fasting blood sugar was 150 mg/dl [8.3 mmol/L] and went to 188 mg/dl after eating [10.4 mmol/L]. I have an appointment for blood work tomorrow. I was wondering if one or more of these could make my level high. I have felt tired and cannot sleep at night.
None of the medications you mentioned are really known to increase blood sugars markedly. I would add that any infection for which you might be using an antibiotic could raise the blood sugars.