High Blood Sugar and Metformin
Even in people with well-controlled diabetes
, high blood sugar is possible. For example, fever, infections, injury, or surgery can temporarily increase blood sugar levels in people with diabetes, regardless of the medicine they are on. In these situations, metformin
may not be enough to treat your diabetes, and the use of insulin
may be required. Contact your healthcare provider if you have a fever, infection, injury, or will be having surgery. Also, you should contact your healthcare provider immediately if you notice any possible symptoms of high blood sugar. These include, but are not limited to:
- Increased hunger
- Increased thirst
- Increased urination
- Blurred vision
- Shortness of breath
- Nausea or vomiting.
Metformin and Managing Blood Sugar
Low and high blood sugar levels are known problems in some people taking metformin and can cause serious or even life-threatening complications. Prevention is the best treatment. Therefore, anyone taking metformin should be aware that low blood sugar or high blood sugar levels are possibilities. They should know the possible signs and symptoms of high and low blood sugar levels and know what to do if these symptoms occur. Finally, it is important that you know how to check your blood sugar levels.