I learned the hard way that steroids will spike your blood sugars way up there. During my hospital stay over the Holiday my sugars went through the roof and at the same time the staff and nurses cut my insulin back by 2/3 rds. I tried to explain to them the amount of insulin that I take and all I got was that I was eating to much sugar. For those of you who have been in the hospital, you know what the food is like. The diet sodas that came up on my tray I gave to my husband. I drank milk , coffee , or tea with my meals. Still I got my butt chewed out by one of the nurses. I even asked her to talk to the nurse at the Diabetes Center right there at the hospital to see that I really was on more insulin then they were giving me, but she knew what was best for me. I felt like a little kid being blamed for something that someone else did, again. And after all my good work these past few months getting My A1c down to an 8 from a 12, all blown out of the water by steroids to treat Pneumonia.
Now that I am home and using my insulin the right way my blood sugar readings are more inline to where I want them. Last night for instants my bed time reading was at 96 and my after dinner reading tonight was 155. I am finally able to sleep more then 45 minutes at a time now. It is great to be home.
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