Quick question

Lyn VP
By Lyn VP Latest Reply 2014-05-19 17:24:20 -0500
Started 2014-05-17 07:23:06 -0500

The Dr. prescribed me methylprednisolone 6 day oral steroid, he did say it might raise my blood sugar level, and yes it did. My question is now I'm off them how long should it take to get it back down? I take no medication for T2 Diabetes.

7 replies

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-05-18 19:07:53 -0500 Report

As James said it depends on how high it is, how much insulin you pancreas produces and how determined you are to work towards lowering it. Diabetes is not a one size fits all disease so there really isn't an absolute answer to the question.

Glucerna 2014-05-17 19:08:48 -0500 Report

This is a really good question to discuss with your phsyician Lynn. As James said, there isn't one answer that applies to everyone. ~Lynn @Glucerna

jayabee52 2014-05-17 08:23:55 -0500 Report

Howdy Lyn
The answer to your question may be unsatisfying to you since the answer is: "it depends". It depends on how much insulin your pancreas produces, how high your Blood Glucose (BG) happened to be when you finished your course of pills and also it depends on how much the carb load happens to be on your body. That is why I feel the answer to your quick question is "it depends"

God's best to you and yours

James Baker

Lyn VP
Lyn VP 2014-05-17 10:45:45 -0500 Report

Thank You James I guess I will have to wait and work at getting it back to "normal" for me

jayabee52 2014-05-17 11:03:18 -0500 Report

Should you reduce your carb load (eat more protein for a while) that may well shorten the time till you reach "normal".

Just curious as to the reason for your course of prednisone pills? My late wife "Jem" would have to take either corticosteroid shots or prednisone pills due to her getting a Lupis or a RA flare.

Of course she was on insulin and had an Endo who worked up sliding scales for 2 other types of insulin, other than her baseline NPH, and even then it would usually take a little less than a week to bring her down to her "normal". Of course "Jem" was a "foodie" and could be a carb monster, so some of that time she was up may have been due to that. I didn't understand the need to reduce carbs as well as I do now. We might have had some words of disagreement if she were with me today.