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Addiction and Substance Abuse

Hyperglycemia and cocaine

03/13/2008

Question:

My husband is hyperglycemic, he gives himselve insulin injections every day . Recently after using cocaine (speed ball) is his preference, he entered into the hospital, his sugar was 2100, and his blood pressure 200 over 100. Does cocaine use elevate blood sugar, I know it elevates blood pressure.

Answer:

Yes, it sure can... both directly and also by causing dehydration, which increases the blood sugar level as well.

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Response by:

Ted   Parran, MD Ted Parran, MD
Associate Professor of General Medical Sciences
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University