I was told by an attending nurse, that the high levels of very potent antibiotics i was receiving by means of iv, were raising my blood sugars. i was never diagnosed previously with diabetes. i was going to a regular dr. for several years, who was testing for this every 6 months,among other blood work testing. Am i right to assume this nurse was correct?
Is the antibiotic mixed in a dextrose solution? This is sugar.
As far as I know it was a regular saline solution. I am now off the intravenous treatment and am taking Rifampin 300mg 2 x daily and SMZ/TMP 800-160 2 x daily for my chronic infection. I am taking insulin 40 mcg 1 x daily and Glimepiride 4mg 1 x daily for m7y diabetes. Now if I need another antibiotic such as kflex for a secondary infection, my blood sugar jumps from around 100 to over 200. Can you explan this? My family doctor claims he has never heard of this.