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From Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA:

My 12 year old son recently started having allergy symptoms to the pollen outdoors. His symptoms are sneezing, stuffy nose, and itchy eyes. He takes one Claritin Redi-Tab a day, but his blood sugars have risen. Do allergy symptoms cause an increase in blood sugars?


Yes. Any condition which increases the metabolism rate (illness/stress) can put up blood sugars.


Original posting 6 Aug 1999
Posted to Hyperglycemia and DKA and Other Illnesses


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