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I have bursitis of the hip, and it is inflamed. Can this cause my blood sugar to rise? My last A1c was 6.9. I am 77. Should I be concerned?

Sickness and pain can cause blood glucose level to rise. Ideally, an A1c level would be under 6.5% , but staying under a 7% is still quite good. As your condition improves, a repeat A1c in 3-4 months will indicate if the bursitis influenced the number. You may need a medication change or change in diet or activity, if the number has increased.

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