ive been taking acetaminophen for 1 1/2 yrs daily and about 1 yr ago started noticing type II diabetes symptoms(mother & papa had this) so i start testing my blood sugar & yep its looking like im pre-diabetic or already am my levels are high for months like 160-220 then normal for weeks like 110-130 & i read that you cant trust blood sugar readings if you regularly take acetaminophen. is this due to it raising it, lowering it or alltogether screwing up my blood sugar levels? what do i need to know about acetaminophen in relation to diabetes. and yes i know how bad it is for my liver but im actually sadly addicted to the opiates that come with acetaminophen, like it or not, heavily, and i have no dr. and dont do govt. slave plans in any way(state of federal or county)--thats my right, so im stuck with what i can get on the street:( but i do like to be informed on what exactally im doing 2 myself so i dont scratch my head later & go "hmmm i wonder why this happened" :)
19 Apr 2011
Acetominophen can indirectly affect you if you are diabetic or pre diabetic. It not only affects the liver but also the kidneys which are already compromised because of the diabetes. You are playing with fire and need to address the problems you are facing. Getting the diabetes under control is paramount and as you know reducing your acetominophen in take is critical aside from the opiates. You really need to consider seeking medical attention before this gets further out of hand.
- Acetaminophen Information for Consumers
- Acetaminophen Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Acetaminophen (detailed)
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