My wife (type 2) recently had cortisone injections in both knees. The result was that for almost 3 weeks her glucose spiked to 576. Had it not been for the continuing help and advise of our endocrinologist, she probably would have gone into shock or a coma. He prescribed fast acting insulin in small doses (she has been only on oral meds to this point) and small doses of my NPH according to a sliding scale. Our Doc consulted by phone every morning, altering the meds according to her blood glucose test results. She is now consistantly in the mid 100s and the crisis has passed. Has anyone else had a spike like this following cortisone injections or from any other non-routine medical treatment??
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