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I found out I had type 2 diabetes. I'm very concerned as to how I got it. I had a normal glucose reading during a blood test in March and yesterday (5 months later) my glucose level was 314. How can that be possible? Has anyone ever gone from normal to diabetic in such short time?
 

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Hello and welcome to our communty! People with relatives who are Type 2 are more likely to become Type 2 themselves. That is especially true if you are overweight. There are also some people who are not overweight who become diabetic due to certain medications. Steroids like Prednisone have been known to cause diabetes. There are other medications that are just as bad for that. Were you on any prescription medications for the last five months?

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Hello and welcome to our communty! People with relatives who are Type 2 are more likely to become Type 2 themselves. That is especially true if you are overweight. There are also some people who are not overweight who become diabetic due to certain medications. Steroids like Prednisone have been known to cause diabetes. There are other medications that are just as bad for that. Were you on any prescription medications for the last five months?

Richard
Yes, I was put on Norvasc for high blood pressure. Could that be it?
 

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The link below says there are some diabetics who have experienced high blood sugar with Norvasc but most people do not experience that seide effect.

Norvasc Side Effects
 
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