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I have Type 1 diabetes. For the last few days I have a

I have Type 1...

I have Type 1 diabetes. For the last few days I have a slight fever and my blood sugars are thru the roof. I am not eating yet taking 2 to 3x my insulin. I am a very controlled diabetic w/HA1Cs that range from 6 to 7. I am very concerned that my blood sugars are so high. I also have a pain under my armpit/side boob that hurts more when I breathe in.

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had a fever? Do you have any respiratory symptoms?

Fever since Mon and no on respiratory issues.

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Age and gender? What medications do you take?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
52 Female. Insulin short and long term, zoloft and diovan. Plus multi vitamins.

How high has your fever been?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
98.9, but my normal temp is 97.5ish

Tell me about the pain under the arm? Swelling? Red? Do you feel a lump?

Any breast tenderness?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No to all

I am concerned about an infection.

This would account for the fever and the high glucose despite not eating.

I think it would be best to see a physician and have a good physical examination and labs.

You could have an infection somewhere (axillary, urine, upper respiratory) that could manifest this way.

Antibiotics could turn things around quickly. When you are diabetic, you can't be to careful!

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