Chemotherapy For Cancer

Can chemotherapy cause elevated blood sugar?

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  • AKristy L. France, Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answered on behalf of Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
    Yes. Unfortunately, chemotherapy can cause elevated blood sugar levels. Depending on the type of chemo agent used cells may be damaged including those that produce insulin; therefore, if the insulin making cells are damaged, this can lead to the individual having high blood sugar levels.
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