BG #'s and Medications

By PastorBob Latest Reply 2011-09-30 10:33:12 -0500
Started 2011-09-13 19:57:55 -0500

This is more of a question. I've been on steriods for poison ivy and antibiotics for a spider bite (yep, at the same time, just lucky I guess) and I can't get my bg #'s down, they have run waaaaayyyyyy up. In fact, I'm averaging 218 morning, 219, lunch and 337 dinner. I'm trying to what everything very carefully but you can see the results, I can only guess how high they would be if I wasn't being careful. My question: can the extra med's have that kind of impact??? Before I was doing good but now…I think I already know the answer but would like some other input. Thanks!

13 replies

George1947 2011-09-14 00:22:01 -0500 Report

Stress and steroids both cause raised BG's… if you are on oral meds, there isn't much you can or should do. If you take insulin then you can compensate with more insulin.

Praying you get control back as soon as possible!

PastorBob 2011-09-14 23:17:31 -0500 Report

Yeah, I'm on oral med's. But I finish the "extra's" tomorrow and I should be able to start getting everything back down. Thanks for the prayers!

MEGriff1950 2011-09-14 23:27:46 -0500 Report

Pastor Bob, you might check with your pharmacist to see how long you should still notice a difference from the steroid and spider bite med. Hopefully both will leave your system quickly. Please keep us posted :)
God bless,

PastorBob 2011-09-13 22:24:53 -0500 Report

Thanks for the replies! Absolutely prayer is important! That's a very important part of my life, "take everything to God in prayer." My "extra" meds will be over in a couple of days and then hopefully I'll start getting back to normal.

MEGriff1950 2011-09-13 20:35:45 -0500 Report

PastorBob most definately can not only the meds but the way the poison ivy and spider bite affect your body raise your numbers. I suggest you contact your dr asap and ask him if you should raise or start meds as a temporary measure against this.
Or the alternative..I was told by my pastors wife a few weeks ago to "take it to the Lord." She was right. There are times we need to pray for ourselves too.
God bless you,

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