I am a Type 2 Diabetic. After years of Metformin, I now have to try drug after drug to try to keep my blood sugar readings from spiking. The reason…Prednisone! I have asthma and after a battery of tests by a panel of doctors I was given two choices, Infusion therapy or Prednisone. So after months of trial and error we settled on a maintenance dose of 20 mg. alternating with 10 mg. Prednisone and Diabetes don't mix well so I spike close to 300 every afternoon. Then add to that I am still sick a lot so additional Prednisone up to 60 mg. which sky rockets my blood sugar to close to 400.
Is anyone else out there having a problem with Prednisone and blood sugar readings? If you have found a solution, what drug are you using and when are you taking it to control the bs spikes?
I don't want to go on insulin. There has to be a way, a drug, that works with Prednisone.
I eagerly look forward to hearing from you.
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