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.
April 30, 2000
Question from Calgary, Alberta, Canada:
I was wondering if you could tell me if taking Combatrin would increase blood sugar levels of a Type 1 diabetic. I am 22 years old (diagnosed with Type 1 for 5 years) and this past week-end took this medication. For the next 3 days my sugars has been greater than 15! (It is usually less than 10). Are my sugars elevated because the pills are causing my immune response to be elevated?
I am afraid I am not familiar with the medication you have taken. However, several medications can affect blood glucose levels in a diabetic. For example, steroids can commonly cause glucose levels to rise.
I would suggest you check this over with your doctor.