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Can surgery cause increased blood sugar in nondiabetics?
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Yes. Surgery can lead to high blood sugar levels in nondiabetics. Any surgery acts as a physical stress for the body. The body gears up for a speedy recovery and during this period, our body mobilizes energy, i.e., glucose to overcome this stress. This increased mobilization of glucose as a ‘stress response’ and increased release of hormones can result in an imbalance of sugar level and thus, increase blood sugar (especially in nondiabetics). It is usually managed without medicines, as glucose levels come down within the normal range in a few hours to days. In case of diabetic patients’ insulin needs to be administered for controlling it.
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