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From Little Neck, New York, USA:

My son, who has type 1 diabetes, gets strep throat at least once a year, and I read that some antibiotics can raise blood sugar values higher than others. Is there a particular antibiotic that is better than another for people with diabetes?

Answer:

Several forms of penicillin are the most effective for strep. I tend to ignore the sugar in the suspensions. Yes, it raises glucose, but it makes the drug taste tolerable, and strep is much worse than a few days of high glucose.

LD

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Original posting 21 Oct 2003
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