From Virginia, USA:
Can leukemia cause your sugar to drop?
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.
Original posting 3 Jul 2000
Posted to Other Illnesses
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:12
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