May 27, 2024, 05:32 PM IST

Why does blood sugar spike during fever?

Kumar Vishnu Kant

Diabetes is a big problem, and even small things like fever can make blood sugar go up, making health problems worse.

.Illness is perceived as stress by the body, triggering the release of hormones that elevate blood sugar levels.

Solutions : To manage elevated blood sugar levels during fever, keep the blood sugar level in check on regular intervals.

 It's essential to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and consuming sugar-free fluids to prevent dehydration. 

Adjust insulin or medication doses as advised by a healthcare provider to maintain optimal control. 

Prioritise rest and allow the body to recover by getting adequate sleep and avoiding hard activities.

Consume easily digestible foods that are low in sugar and high in nutrients to provide essential energy for the body's immune response.

Avoid sugary drinks and high-carbohydrate foods that can cause blood sugar spikes.

 If blood sugar levels remain consistently high during illness, seek medical attention promptly to prevent complications and ensure proper management.

Additionally, follow healthcare provider recommendations for managing fever and treating the underlying cause of illness to promote faster recovery and stabilize blood sugar levels.

Disclaimer: This content including advice gives generic information only and is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion.