Avastin and high blood sugar

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I'm a type 2 diabetic and have had problems with blood sugar going high ever since I started taking Avastin. Has anyone else had this problem?

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    Are you getting Avastin on NHS?   I am having to pay privately to get it.  Not cheap by any means.
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      I live in America so don't understand NHS. I am very lucky, I think. I am on Medicare, which does not pay for it, but my doctors have been writing it off. I think it only costs them about $50/shot. It has not been approved by the Federal Drug Administration for macular degeneration here, so that is why Mediare does not pay for it.
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    My wife is a type 2 diabetic and has been having Avastin injections (£850  a go) for some time with no increase in blood sugar levels.  Maybe your level would have gone up anyway.
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      Thanks, Richard. It's possible. The tech at the doctor's office said Avastin didn't raise blood sugar, but I found it on the Internet. I always look in more than one place for side effects. I'm taking 6 more units every morning now. Interesting that it hasn't raised your wife's.
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