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Old 10-19-2016, 21:38   #1
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Hi. I am relatively new to this, so please forgive what may be an obvious question.

On Friday, I cut my hand rather badly, such that the doctors have said I might be at risk of losing some function, which has made for a stressful time. Since then, my readings, particularly my 2-hr PostP, have been higher by 20 or 30 points, higher than they have been since I started testing in earnest. Is this sort of jump to be expected?

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Yes, you are correct...! Stress and Pain can spike your blood sugar. It will settle down when you get over the stress and shock of what happened.

I hope your hand comes back to normal....

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Ouch, hopefully no functional loss. Hope you heal up quickly.

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One thing to look out for is infection. If it's still red, hot and swollen, and getting worse, that can raise your blood sugar. Just something to keep an eye out for.

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Thanks all: good to have an explanation. It is a bit infected, but seems to be getting better, so I'll probably be left with just a little numbness, which I can live with. Thanks again. I cut WAY back on carbs today and got back to where I want to be, so that's kinda encouraging too.

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I just went thru this with a bad tooth and it did raise my BS. As the infection went down so did my BS.

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Just to follow up, as the inflammation in my hand has abated, my glucose levels have returned to my usual patterns. It looks like I'll have two small areas on my hand which will remain numb, because of the nerve damage, but no motor deficit. Not a big deal: my wife will tell you that I've been functioning with a numb skull for decades.

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Just to follow up, as the inflammation in my hand has abated, my glucose levels have returned to my usual patterns. It looks like I'll have two small areas on my hand which will remain numb, because of the nerve damage, but no motor deficit. Not a big deal: my wife will tell you that I've been functioning with a numb skull for decades.
All in all that's certainly good news.

While I have been researching the effects pain/illness/infections can have on BS the one thing I didn't take into consideration was the lack of food intake I had during the period my tooth was infected. Basically the only thing I had was beef and chicken broth from soup and some cottage cheese a couple times a day for three days. While I can't find any thing specific on this I'm guessing it contributed to the BS rise.

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glad you are feeling better, and that the damage is minimal. That must have been scary

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