aileenj1 Member Posts: 7
edited 7. May 2019, 09:24 in Chat to our Helpline Team
I had 2 infusions last August and was told that it could affect my blood test readings. My GP has said that I now have diabetes and the drug would not have altered my blood sugar level. Is this true?


  • helpline_team
    helpline_team Posts: 3,416
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi aileenj

    Thank you for your forum post, and question about your blood sugar level and diabetes.

    We are not medially trained on the helpline and are unable to offer individual medical advice. Do talk any concerns through with your medical professional, or a different GP within the practice for a further opinion which may be helpful.

    I have given you a link to our information on rituximab, which I hope may be useful: https://www.versusarthritis.org/about-arthritis/treatments/drugs/rituximab/

    For more responses you might like to post of our ‘living with arthritis’ forum: https://arthritiscareforum.org.uk/viewforum.php?f=8

    If you would like to talk to us about your arthritis, you are very welcome to give us a call on our helpline: 0800 520 0520 (weekdays 9am – 8pm) here we can take our time to talk informally and in confidence.

    Best wishes
    Helpline advisor