I thought I would share this to give any of you out there considering joint treatment with a cortizone shot. I found out this week that it has the ability to raise your BG levels by over 100 points. So make sure you are in good control before you get one, and ask your doctor about it. It usually only lasts a couple of days, but if you don't have good control, it could cause a bad episode.
My mom had her knee injected yesterday and her control is very good. She is usually in the 80's fasting and rarely goes over 140. Yesterday, 4 hours after the shot she was at 253 from an 82 that morning. By the end of the day she was down below 200, but her morning number was 142. Far above what she is used to.
So be careful and ask questions if you are considering this treatment.
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