I have been diagnosed with type II diabetes 6 months now although I have had it much longer. I take my blood sugar and I hired a fitness trainer. I started metformin a month ago but could not tolerate it so I am off till I see my doctor Thursday. I had an allergic reaction last week and was given prednisone. Before thsi last week I ahd occassional readings between 200 and 250 but have brought my numbers down with excersize and have not gone above 200 in a while. Sunday I was taken by ambulance to the ER with sugar levels in the 400's. On the predinisone I could nto bring the levels down..I was staying in the 300's.
I'm off the prednisone now and the nubmers are out of the 300's..but I now seem to be stuck in the 200's.
Fasting is ok..but today I got a fasting of 120, I ate a whoel wheat bagel and got a two hour of 236. I have heard prednisone can actuall ycause diabetes. Could it have worsened mine?? Wll this go away eventually or did it progress my diabetes further along??
I've been told that I will definetly have to take insulin eventually and am terrified that the prednisone has just upped my time frame that I have been working so hard on increasing
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