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Does Procrit effect blood sugar levels?

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    Hi – Does anyone know if Procrit can effect the blood sugar level?? My mom (who is also diabetic) received her first shot of Procrit after her blood transfusion on Tuesday (1/18/05). Wednesday she felt much more energized; however, on Thursday her sugar went from 231 in the a.m. to 320 by afternoon. She mixes two different types of insulin together (I think “R” and “N”) but all we could think would cause this is the Procrit. Does anyone else with MDS & diabetes, have this problem when given this drug? By the way, her WBC and chromozones are ok…..just her RBC and platelets are low.


    Also am a diabetic, but not on insulin.
    Been on Procrit 15 months and so far can not recognize any influence on Glucose levels.
    You might want to call Ortho Biotech and speak to one of their reps. They have a number for adverse effects. it is 1-800-325-7504


    Again – thank you so much Neil — you are so knowledgeable and helpful to us who are new to this site. By the way, the info you emailed to me opens with various characters imbedded in the text. Much be something with the translation …couldn’t read it….however, I appreciate you taking the time to email additional info on MDS.

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