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Talk about a mystery.

My GP, whose family are all diabetics, and who has many diabetic patients, tells me she's never seen a case like mine. She's set me up with an internist in two weeks, a CTScan on my head (had today), an MD specialising in diabetes, and an eye doctor.

Scores keep rising and she (doc) can't figure it out. I'm on three types of meds now. I've lost almost 70 pounds (in middle of normal BMI range now), work out (but now too tired for last week or so). She took me off work for 3 weeks due to the my fatigue. So that it sinks into my thick skull, the Doc even told me that I'm "very, very sick."

For context, the Doc is floored that I have (had) the energy to go to the gym; she wouldn't let me drive at one point because she thought all the meds would make my scores plummet.

Backstory: Dx in dec 08, brought down to normal levels with diet and exercise within a couple/few weeks of dx. Doc was pleased. In April, dx with abcessed tooth. Complicated situation. Finally fully repaired two weeks ago (long story). Was on 4 sets of antibiotics, seemed to help in minor way, temporarily. Doc keeps adding a new set of meds.

Had CTScan on head as Doc wonders if abcess has created bacteria in face bone; we know from dental xrays that some bone has devolved (will repair itself in "normal" people).

My wife is pushing me hard to take more time off work (been back a week and a couple of days); it's a desk job. Don't think it will help.

Scores in mmol often around 13 and 14. Has hit 17+ several times and 19 a couple of times in the last 8 weeks.

The way I see it, there are two issues:
a) getting my scores down
b) figuring out why my scores have kept climbing, where I was initially able to get it down.

Has anyone ever faced a "hidden" infection or similar that has kept their glucose scores up for a long period of time? I'm hoping that's what it is. What was the outcome? I am at my wit's end.

The good news is that the Doc tells me that cancer doesn't raise glucose scores (if that's not true don't tell me, I've been through more than enough painful biopsies in the last 18 months).


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Bruce, infections are well known for causing high blood sugar. If you can eliminate the infection then your blood sugar should drop into normal ranges, but it would take time and patience. Diabetes makes infections harder to handle so different medicines may be necessary before you find one that works.
I have read about many diabetics who had infections for a long period of time. It is not unusual. I hope your situation improves soon!

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Thanks so much Richard. That certainly provides me with some piece of mind!
Bruce
 
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