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MPNs and diabetes

A few months ago I had the HB1AC test and I had a slightly elevated sugar level of 43 (classed as pre diabetic).

Every few weeks I get my blood checked first thing in the morning and my readings have been fairly good (5.7-6.0) - as anything below 6.1 is considered in the normal range.

However, I expected them to be slightly lower as I've reduced my sugar quite a bit in recent weeks.

I wondered if having a MPN or any of the medications might have any effect on blood sugar levels?

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I have had type 2 diabetes for over ten years. I am unmediated for this as I control it with my diet. I have been taking Hydroxycarbamide for the last four years or so. My blood sugar has not increased since taking thr Hydroxy.

Hope this is of some help.

Best wishes Sandy.

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Hello Mark, I have asked Prof Harrison for you and she said that a MPN and the meds should not have any effect on your blood sugar levels. Kind regards, Maz.

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Had a new HB1AC test and my sugar level is now down to 33!

Didn't expect such a big drop!

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that's great news Mark, well done. Maz

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Thanks Maz.

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