New to this board. Happy New Year!
I've had Type 2 for many years. It's so low to the "border" that it hasn't been that much of a concern for me or my doctor. (A1c's usually run between 5.9-6.2.) This summer I had a spike while in the hospital having a hysterectomy, but it's back down to "normal-to-me" levels.
Just before Christmas, I had a health issue that needed a short 6-day taper of prednisone. She was worried about giving it to me because of the diabetes, but she was hoping to get 2-3 days in me. I checked my levels 3-4 times a day. She didn't want fasting > 180 or anything over 300. The day I started the taper, my BG (non-fasting) was 138. Fasting BG day 2 was 180. The highest it got during day 2 was 265. After that, it was settling back down. I managed to get through the entire 6 days.
A few days later, my health issue was back. (we believe it is autoimmune, but are in the process of figuring it out.) She wanted me to do another 6 days since I tolerated the first round.
Yesterday was Day 1. I had to take all 6 pills at the same time since it was late in the day when I got the script.
This morning, fasting was 215. YIKES! I ate a couple of eggs (no carbs) for breakfast and took my morning dose. A couple of hours later, it was 260. Before lunch it was 186. Good. It's going down. 2nd dose after lunch. Checked it again a couple of hours later.... 285. YIKES again!!
I've had a headache all day. I don't know if that's from the prednisone or the higher blood sugar. My dad, who was my encyclopedia of all things diabetes, passed away a couple of months ago, so I haven't had anyone to call. I'm hoping it will go back down.
I don't want to call the doctor's office if it's not an emergency. Can someone offer some insight to me? Is this "normal" for prednisone? Should I skip taking it tomorrow if my fasting is still up? She wanted me to report in on Monday. Does this sound like something that can wait until then?
Sorry for all the questions. I've just never had to deal with all the checking and the higher numbers.