Good morning to those in other parts of the world (and good "very early morning" to my fellow Aussies).
I am on pred (again), last time I developed diabetes which promptly went away when the pred was stopped. As soon as I started back on the pred this time, my sugar levels went up again. I am taking one Diaformin XR tablet with meals (metformin). It isn't really doing anything to keep my levels down - as soon as I take my pred, my levels rise to quite high levels. My main concern is how ill I feel from such high sugar levels, and possible damage it may be doing. My other concerns are that it says in the drug info sheet that it may have adverse interactions with pred, and also the fact that I'm currently on 150mg of 6mp which isn't very kind to my pancreas. I have been told by my Mother's endocrinologist that I should be treated with insulin whilst on the pred as the tablets are ineffective for the type of diabetes I have.
Has anyone here had any similar experiences and can offer some advice?
Thanks for listening.
39yr old Single Mum of 3 Girls living in Sydney, Australia. Diagnosed with Crohn's April 2009 after suffering for over 20 years.
Current meds: 6mp, Salofalk granules, somac, Vendolizumab clinical trial, mobic and panadol osteo.
Also dx with Spondyloarthritis of the sacroiliac joints and psoriasis.
Post Edited (Claudine) : 8/2/2010 8:59:21 AM (GMT-6)