Sorry in advance this is so long.
Ok I will admit, up until the past few weeks, I have not been good about taking my blood sugar readings regularly. I was strictly relying on my A1C numbers my PCP told me at my 3 month visits.
In the first week of November, I was taken off a blood thinner that I had been in for 6mos after having unprovoked multiple PEs in both lungs. I was off them for just 2 days, and came down with bronchitis. So the PA at my Dr office gave me a shot of prednisone and I think 10 days worth orally. I personally didn't realize until a few days ago that it will make ones blood sugars high. I was feeling very fatigued and just worn down, so I began checking my sugars. The first one I checked was 316.
My husband, who has been diabetic way longer than me, says not to worry cause the steroid made it higher. Well I'm freaking out because in the last 3 days, that was my highest reading, but my lowest has been 220. They have fluctuated between those numbers. I typically take 1000mg of metformin in the morning with breakfast. Also, I have really been watching my carbs since then, and making sure I eat protein with the carbs. Also drinking a ton of water.
My question is this. How long does it take for prednisone to be out of your system and your blood sugar goes back to normal levels? Should I get into my PCP on Monday, or should I keep my eye on it over the next week (like my husband says)?
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