Debe Pendice
By Debe Pendice Latest Reply 2008-11-26 08:24:12 -0600
Started 2008-11-23 19:19:17 -0600

How do fellow diabetic handles their blood sugar while on steroids?

7 replies

2008-11-25 18:30:46 -0600 Report

uggh; I did not know anything about this; I have been on steriods in high doses for most of the last 2 years or so for COPD; Did not know it was so dangerous; but does explain the changes in weight and levels. Thanks again; I will have to do something about this. I have too many doctors for two many things. It is time to get them better connected and informed, or I may find my self in a whole lot of trouble, as well as my cardiologist. I try, but I get so confused lately. I just tell my family doctor everything and ask her to contact right doctors. Oh, well, at least I know now.

patti 2008-11-25 14:30:04 -0600 Report

Hi Debe
I am on them again…my sugars are through the roof! uggggh. But once I am off them it will take a week to get them back under control. All I can do now is watch my food intake and drink lots of water. The bad thing is the weight gain. about 4-5 pounds each time I go on them…another uggggh

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-11-25 15:04:34 -0600 Report

I now I was on big does and lowered and weaned off after a year and a half. I put on at least 30#'s. I still have like the balloon shaped face. They said it will take a while to get out of my system. Is that true?…Debe

patti 2008-11-26 08:03:14 -0600 Report

Hey Debe, yeah it can take a while I was on daily steroids for about 1 year b4 I was a daibetic and oh the weight gain was terrible it took a year or more to get back to normal My daughter was on steroids for a rash that she got it is a rare skin disease has had it for 1 1/2 years now and she was on the steroids now she is on Dapsone works the same way as a stroid but with out the steroid side affects. she will be on this for a while.

Bluebutterfly 2008-11-23 19:48:16 -0600 Report

I have been on predisone for ten day at a time and my bs went crazy .After about a week my bs stablizes and all is well again.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-11-23 19:23:06 -0600 Report

I have taken pednisone for the past 1 1/2 years. My blood sugars were outrages. I now am finally off. It took me a while to get weaned off them. Wow the difference is like night and day. I have been working with the sliding scale for a while and my sugars were making me down out. I think I finally found a happy medium now. I have wonderful sugars…Have anyone else notice big changes?…Debe