I saw a PA when I became ill in October. I was diagnosed with pneumonia. I was given two different rounds of prednisone. On the 3rd visit with the PA, I complained about thrush and related that with the prednisone and being diabetic. Her response was "oh, are you a diabetic" At my 5th visit finally with my PCP, I found out I had unresolved pneumonia. I told her what happened. I don't think I should have been given prednisone. I gained 20 pounds, my sugars went sky high (500). Now I feel angry about the whole thing. I am a type II, I have lost the weight and my sugars are back to normal now. I had to go on extra meds (actos) which made my ankles, calves and feet swell. I am now off of that and everything is back to normal. It's been about a 3 month ordeal!
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