Will aspirin affect my blood glucose levels if I have diabetes?

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Aspirin itself will not affect your blood glucose levels if you have diabetes. However, aspirin can have serious side effects -- it can damage the lining of your stomach, and this can lead to painful ulcers. This stress on your body could cause your blood glucose levels to rise. Therefore, if you are taking aspirin and have stomach pain that won't go away, ringing in your ears or higher than normal blood glucose levels, go see your doctor immediately.

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