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I am 66-years-old, and I have been diabetic years. During

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I am 66-years-old, and I have been diabetic for 25 years. During the past couple of years the diabetes has been treated with two medications. They have been (1) Janumet XR 100MG/1000MG Tablets and (2) Glipizide 5 MG. For the longest time my diabetes has been under control.
Recently I was without the Janumet for four days. A few weeks later it was discovered by a doctor that I had developed spikes in my sugar level.
My question is whether it was possible for these spikes to result in bacteria or more serious medical complications?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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Short time spikes should not cause serious complications.

However long standing spikes can weaken your immune system as sugar binds to the blood cells inactivating them.

Serious infection is possible.

Also other organs like nerves, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys also can get affected.
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