health conditions


Question by  don (46)

Will having lupus effect your glucose levels?

My glucose levels have dropped off dramatically since being diagnosed with lupus.


Answer by  rosieposey78 (1304)

Glucose levels normally may go up with lupus but not necessarily due to the lupus itself. It may go up due to the steroids that a person with lupus may be treated with to help control this auto-immune disease.


Answer by  nairjula (559)

In a general case lupus should not affect the blood glucose levels. But the medicines mainly steroid based ones taken on a continuous basis to treat this can affect the glucose levels


Answer by  mb (5482)

It is possible. Lupus is an autoimmune disorder where the body attacks its own cells. If you liver is being attacked you will have low glucose levels.


Answer by  liblue (683)

Lupus can affect internal organs and blood sugar highs can occur. Cortisone medications that are used for lupus flares can also cause blood sugar to rise. Repeated use of cortisone can cause permanent diabetes.

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