Chemotherapy For Cancer

Can chemotherapy cause elevated blood sugar?

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  • 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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