Cortisone shot

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2013-08-15 01:15:04 -0500
Started 2013-08-07 22:01:24 -0500

I was diagnosed in 2008 and finally started insulin (lantus) a year ago… Last December I gave myself a swift kick in the ass and made the decision to get my blood sugar under control. Weight Watchers and the gym did the trick until I started having problems with my arm. The orthopedic doctor said it was my rotator cuff and gave me a cortisone shot even after I reminded him I was a diabetic. Doc said… You bs may go up a little… Hell… It went out if control again. I'm really having a tough time tring to get in control and found out my not even be my rotator cuff but tendinitis… Any ever have a cortisone shot??

3 replies

Roxannescott 2013-08-15 01:15:04 -0500 Report

Yes I have had cortizone in my shoulder for Brusitus pain and in my hands for trigger fingers. My Blood sugars were through the roof…just had to keep watch and correct all day…

Nick1962 2013-08-08 17:39:37 -0500 Report

Not cortisone specifically, but recently had multiple steroid based pain shots for my spine. Yes, they do raise your blood sugars.
It took me about 2 weeks to get back into normal (for me anyway) range and i had to watch my carbs and sugars religously during.

Lp1167 2013-08-08 17:33:14 -0500 Report

Not yet, but my arm was having problems I blame it on myself for sleeping on the same arm almost every night - it was my comfort arm - which I notice after the fact. So I've been making a note ever night on a note pad to which arm I fall asleep on.