Chemotherapy Impact on Blood Sugar Levels

Chemotherapy Impact on Blood Sugar Levels
Published on, 04 July, 2023. Answered by Dr. Anuradha Kapoor and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,

 

How does chemotherapy affect blood sugar levels? The morning after my chemotherapy treatment, my blood sugar was 208, while normally it stays under 120, occasionally reaching 140. I have type 2 diabetes, which is managed through diet control.

Hello,

Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.

 

Chemotherapy can increase your blood sugar levels, so it is important to monitor your blood glucose frequently. Your doctor will make necessary adjustments to your doses.

 

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