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Old 05-02-2007, 10:28 PM   #1
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Prednisone blues

I'm on another round of prednisone due to an asthma attack. the last time it raised my BS significantly, Since I'm not on any medication for my diabetes I guess there's not much to be done.(So far I've been able to treat my diabetes with diet and testing)

I'm only on pred for 10 days so I guess I'll just ride it out unless someone else has a suggestion.

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Old 05-03-2007, 05:02 AM   #2
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Re: Prednisone blues

Sorry, I don't really have a suggestion since I've never been on pred. I hope things go ok for you. Have you tried sticking with very high fibre stuff? Sometimes that helps for some people.

Good luck.

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Old 05-03-2007, 08:39 AM   #3
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Re: Prednisone blues

Often times they will put type 2s previously not on medication on insulin if they are going to be on pred. My insulin needs triple when I'm on pred.
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Old 05-04-2007, 10:01 AM   #4
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Re: Prednisone blues

I'm almost finished with the pred. My fasting BS was back down to 98 this morning. Happy day.

thanks for the input. I guess if I go on pred long term I'll certainly need some meds. My BS had crept up to 178, 193, 167, etc. Not catastrophic but not what I was comfortable with. I'm going to continue to watch my BS as my use of the pred tapers down but this was certainly encouraging. Only 2 more days of 1 10mg a day.

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Re: Prednisone blues

good morning all........being injured back last summer i had 8 steroid injections in 8 months and a medrol pack. also since i have asthma i have had to take prednisone before certain tests requiring dye. i am diet controlled. at times after an injection i have gone as high as 250. call the dr. everytime. i have found that only eating protein and veg through this time has helped to bring it down quickly. dr. has alway told me if i approach 300 they would put me on meds temporrily but since i am back to normal after around 48 hours it's nothing to worry about. my A1c is usually around 5.7 but after all this steroid use is now 6.2 which is also good and doesn't require any changes. scary isn't it? when a dr. mentions steroids now i run the other way. i have had enough in the past year to last me a lifetime.

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Re: Prednisone blues

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good morning all........being injured back last summer i had 8 steroid injections in 8 months and a medrol pack. also since i have asthma i have had to take prednisone before certain tests requiring dye. i am diet controlled. at times after an injection i have gone as high as 250. call the dr. everytime. i have found that only eating protein and veg through this time has helped to bring it down quickly. dr. has alway told me if i approach 300 they would put me on meds temporrily but since i am back to normal after around 48 hours it's nothing to worry about. my A1c is usually around 5.7 but after all this steroid use is now 6.2 which is also good and doesn't require any changes. scary isn't it? when a dr. mentions steroids now i run the other way. i have had enough in the past year to last me a lifetime.

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I have degenerative disk problem(I was told when my number came down I could have surgery) What is a medrol pack? I have had many steroid injections and they only last so long. I am a T2 on insulin, Not in control as of yet.
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hi nana......a medrol pack is steroids taken over a 5 day period. start with 6 at one time, the next day it's 5, the next 4, etc. they are used alot for inflammation of all sorts.

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