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Saturday, June 21, 2008 Jay, Community Member, asks

Q: Is it normal for your blood sugar levels to go up while your body is healing from a broken rib?

I was involved in a bicycle accident.  I was struck by a van and had a broken rib, bruised lung, and partially collapsed lung.  Since the accident my blood sugar levels have gone up dramatically.  I was wondering if the increase in levels is due to my body going through the healing process?

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Seabreezz, Community Member
6/12/09 12:31am

My doctor told me that any injury causes your system to stress. When your systems stresses your blood sugars will go up. Mine did this after i have ankle surgery and right after i hurt my ankle as well. Just try to keep your carbs down and eat less since your not as active.

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samk, Community Member
9/ 3/09 1:09pm

is it normal for blood sugar levels to go up while your body is healing from a broken rib

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samk, Community Member
9/ 3/09 3:54pm

is it normal fory your blood sugar levels to go up while your body is healing from a broken rib

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Wondering, Community Member
11/ 9/10 5:29pm

I'm looking for answers

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picklebird, Community Member
11/12/10 6:06pm

Blood sugar is more likely to go up high if you have diabetes than if you do not when subjected to any severe stress. You don't say if you know you are already diabetic. If you don't know, don't assume that your dramatically higher sugar levels are normal.  

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By Jay, Community Member— Last Modified: 06/19/12, First Published: 06/21/08