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    Blood sugar counts with severe back pain.
    baley28 posted:
    It seems my blood sugar counts are higher some mornings. I have severe back pain and is pretty bad first thing in the morning.

    Could the pain affect my blood sugar counts?
    davedsel57 responded:

    A simple answer would be 'yes'. Looking at this deeper, you would need to evaluate how you are managing your Diabetes. Are you eating a healthy diet? Are you exercising (and you can find ways to exercise despite chronic pain)? Are you on medication? You would probably benefit by discussing all this with your doctor.
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    hootyowl2 responded:
    Pain and stress definitely affect one's blood sugars, and can raise them. You may wish to discuss this with your doctor. Do you know why you have the back pain ? An old injury or kidney problems ? Arthritis ? other...

    geni55 responded:
    I have never discussed this with my doctor, but I have noticed that my knee hurts if I eat candy or other direct sugar. (I have bad osteoarthritis and Restless Leg Syndrome). It does seem that raised sugar kicks off my RLS, so I'd have to say very possible

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