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Poor BG control on amoxicillin?

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by njswede, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. njswede

    njswede Approved members

    Feb 9, 2015
    We've had two weeks of very poor BG control, which happens to coincide with an amoxicillin regimen. He's been hovering around 200 even with an almost doubled total insulin dose. He finished the amoxicillin last night and now he's started to go low and his BG is back to being sensitive to the insulin again.

    According to Dr. Google, amoxicillin is not counter indicated for diabetics. However, Noah has clearly had pretty bad insulin-resistance that coincides with the amoxicillin regimen. Coincidence or not?
  2. rgcainmd

    rgcainmd Approved members

    Feb 6, 2014
    Maybe it was the aftermath of the infection for which he needed to take the amoxicillin. But with the notorious D, who really knows?... I'm happy to hear he's doing better!
  3. Michelle'sMom

    Michelle'sMom Approved members

    Aug 21, 2009
    Dd was prescribed Keflex a few years ago. The Dex graph displayed highs that looked almost exactly like what we saw with Prednisone. The highs would last 8-10 hrs, then slowly tape off until the next dose.. Her PCP said there was no way it could raise BG, but her endo disagreed. He said he had seen many T1s who react to antibiotics, independant of the normal reaction to illness. That said, we haven't seen that kind of effect from any other antibiotic so far.

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