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Question:

From Virginia, USA:

Can leukemia cause your sugar to drop?

Answer:

Leukemia does not directly cause hypoglycemia, but certain treatments which involve interleukins may alter the white blood cells so that they consume glucose at an increased rate in a blood sample whilst it awaits processing in the laboratory. This induces an artifactual hypoglycemia.

You need to confirm this possibility with the doctor concerned.

DOB

DTQ-20000603232204
Original posting 3 Jul 2000
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