steroids

haoleboy
By haoleboy Latest Reply 2014-05-18 12:29:34 -0500
Started 2014-05-14 23:28:30 -0500

I just began treatment for adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder) and got a steroid shot … more shots may follow … along with 6 weeks of therapy. The doc mentioned that i might see higher BGL readings due to the steroids and I have read up on it but was curious if anyone here has first hand experience.

Also … although I am sure that the issue is a result of an injury from an "accident' I had while in occupational therapy for my stroke and complicated by the hemiparesis I still suffer … but did you know, "Frozen shoulder affects 10-20 percent of people with diabetes according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Women are more likely to develop frozen shoulder than men and it occurs most frequently in people between the ages of 40 and 60"?

namaste
-Steve


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haoleboy
haoleboy 2014-05-18 12:29:34 -0500 Report

UPDATE ,.,
BGL back to normal this morning (8 am Sunday).
Injection was Wednesday afternoon about 1 pm.
I ran pretty consistently during that time at 140-160 mg/dl despite increased exercise and keeping to 20 carbs per day.
Kind of a bummer as I have labs scheduled for tomorrow morning … hoping this will have minimal effect on my A1c as I really busted my hump this past 3 months keeping my bgl in line.
On a positive note the improvement in shoulder range of motion and the reduction in pain is significant (and therapy hasn't even started yet) … so regardless of the effect on A1c I'll chalk this up in the WIn column! .

namaste
-Steve

Gabby
GabbyPA 2014-05-15 11:00:47 -0500 Report

A diabetic friend of mine is on them for a rare lung fungus that is growing. It's the only thing that keeps it from going berserk in her body. It has raised her numbers by about 30 points on average.

haoleboy
haoleboy 2014-05-15 13:17:14 -0500 Report

sounds about right … woke up to a 128 this morning. seems that the affect only lasts a couple of days. Doc said maybe one more shot during the 2 month treatment. Getting labs done tomorrow … hope it doesn't skew my A1c

Nick1962
Nick1962 2014-05-15 08:01:13 -0500 Report

Went through several rounds of intra-articular steroids for a spine issue about a year ago. While the steroids themselves didn’t shoot my glucose up, they did have an amplifying effect on what I ate. Had two different “flavors” and both produced the same results. Effects tapered off after about two days.

haoleboy
haoleboy 2014-05-14 23:31:34 -0500 Report

forgot to add that as of about 6 hours after the shot I am not seeing an increase

neverlowbg
neverlowbg 2014-05-14 23:58:39 -0500 Report

Steve my eye doctor said cataracts in diabetics that take a round of steroids is higher percentage as it happened to me, good thing is it doesn't speed them up if you already have them,, god bless my diabetic friend

haoleboy
haoleboy 2014-05-15 00:07:42 -0500 Report

I have cataracts in my left eye … good news/bad news, the left eye has a detached retina and total lack of vision and had the cataract removed from the right and enjoy 20/20 out of the one functional eye.

namaste
-Steve

neverlowbg
neverlowbg 2014-05-15 00:28:02 -0500 Report

Ythats good to hear they want to do surgery on both eyes one at a time for the cataracts there small right now so we will see when I see eye doctor again in few months

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