Steroid side effect on blood sugar.

By Mysterylover Latest Reply 2011-07-26 19:15:15 -0500
Started 2011-07-22 22:50:35 -0500

Yesterday I had a Steroid shot in my heel for a heel spur. I was not able to do the anti-inflammatory drugs due to being in stage 2 kidney failure. The shot of course has run my blood sugar up and I was wonder if anyone knows how long this should last? Of course the fact that I am on bed rest for three days with my foot doesn't help any either. Thanks for any answers or suggestions.

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diabetes control
diabetes control 2011-07-26 14:11:22 -0500 Report

How often are you taking the steroid a day and what is the interval time.

Mysterylover 2011-07-26 18:11:20 -0500 Report

It was just a shot in my heel for a heel spur and Plantar Fasciitis in my foot. The foot doctor said that they can do up to three shots if needed before talking surgery. I just want the pain to go away so I can walk without hurting.

diabetes control
diabetes control 2011-07-26 18:17:27 -0500 Report

that is complicated because of your med's!

Mysterylover 2011-07-26 19:15:15 -0500 Report

I agree. I just try to keep up with what it is running and doing things like drinking a lot of water and watching what I eat as usual. Can't do a lot of extra physical activity because of the heel pain.

jayabee52 2011-07-26 00:51:17 -0500 Report

My bride Jem had RA, Lupis and COPD. She had to have steroids for all of them a time or 2. She also was a person with diabetes, so it would put her BGs in the 300s and sometimes would shoot her BG so high her meter couldn't say anything but "Hi". We then needed to take her to the ER so they could bring her down and watch her closely while doing it. Sometimes she wouldn't be under 200 for 1 to 2 months after a steroid shot or a round of prednisone pills. Since Jem was blind I helped her with her insulin injections and her glucometer readings. I worked closely with an Endo., sometimes for 3 months at a time to get her readings close to normal after steroids or prednisone.

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diabetes control 2011-07-26 14:15:46 -0500 Report

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Mysterylover 2011-07-26 01:07:48 -0500 Report

I can certainly relate to her. I also have RA and COPD in addition to the diabetes. I also am in stage 2 kidney failure. My mom was blind and I used to help her with her insulin shots too. I just hope that the high blood sugars won't last much longer as it is so hard on my kidneys and I am working hard to keep the kidney failure from getting any worse.

jayabee52 2011-07-26 13:47:24 -0500 Report

I eat a very low carb, high protein diet with low glycemic index veggies and a limited amount of low GI fruits. I have been contolling my BG numbers that way for about 6 mo now. Jem has passed from this life in July of 2010, so it is just me now.

I am at stage 4 of kidney disease, and teetering on stage 5: End stage renal disease (ESRD) and dialysis. I had been on dialysis before so I have all the necessary veinous plumbing to tap the dialysis maching in when the time comes. My energy level/stamina is low and I am expecting that the dialysis may help with that. So in a way I am kinda looking forward to dialysis so I can feel more energy. AM I NUTS? Looking forward to dialysis? It really bugs me that I cannot walk for longer than 5 minutes before sitting down and resting. I pray that the dialysis will improve that.

George1947 2011-07-25 02:47:26 -0500 Report

Depending on how large the dose was it could last for weeks. If you take insulin, you can increase your dose to cover that but steroids are a really big problem for those of us with diabetes.

Mysterylover 2011-07-25 11:39:41 -0500 Report

Thanks so much George. I do take 10 units of Insulin allow with oral medication that I take twice as day. I go back in August and he said that he may have to do up to three shots and then may have to talk about surgery. I will keep a close eye on it.

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