After Chemotherapy, Blood Sugar Rises Dramatically?
I want my mother to run out of chemotherapy, before chemotherapy the blood sugar is normal after the chemo runs out the blood sugar is very high What is the effect of chemo or what … ???
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Increased blood sugar levels in cancer patients can occur due to:
1. Cancer. There is a cancer that is thought to be related to an increase in blood sugar levels, such as pancreatic, kidney, liver, lung, blood and others. This is related to the pancreas gland which has the function of producing hormones that regulate blood sugar levels (ie the hormone insulin and glucagon). In addition, cancer causes disruption of metabolic processes that are thought to cause insulin resistance. However, further research is needed regarding this matter.
2. Drug effects, one of the drugs that are often used to relieve symptoms or complaints of cancer sufferers is corticosteroid drugs. Where this drug has the effect of increasing blood sugar levels.
3. The effects of chemotherapy. It is known that chemotherapy drugs cannot distinguish cancer cells from normal body cells. So that it is suspected to damage the work of pancreatic cells to produce blood sugar regulating hormones or cause direct damage to these hormones. However, this also needs further research.
The most important thing is how to manage the increased blood sugar levels. Usually, oncology specialists will consult with specialists in internal medicine.
Meanwhile, the family should manage the patient's diet. Prioritizing providing high-fiber complex carbohydrates such as potatoes, vegetables, fruit, wheat, corn, and beans. Avoid providing artificial sweeteners and simple carbohydrates, such as fruit juices, granulated sugar, sweets and flour-processed foods. For physical activity adjusted to the patient's general health condition.
Thus hopefully useful.