Chemo: Gemzar effects

So, I think I am actually experiencing one of the side effects of the chemo I’ve been given. It’s not something I would normally have noticed, but since I have a continuous glucose monitor I did. According to one of the common side-effects of Gemzar (one of the two chemo agents I’m being given) is high blood sugar!

This is yesterday and today. This week was Gemzar (only) and I had a coffee (labeled BPC).

Day of chemo and day after

This was last week, when I didn’t have any coffee (BPC). I had the Gemzar chemo and Carboplatin, and also dexamethasone (a steroid, which did raise my glucose).