I have diabetes. It was indirectly caused by Crohn's. I have what they call situational diabetes or steroid induced diabetes. Steroids can cause your blood sugar to go high. Last year during an emergency resection it was discovered I had Crohn's. I was put on Prednisone and 6-mp. Within a month or two I had to have my eyesight checked and an new prescript
ion for my glasses. I also had extreme thirst and had to urinate all the time. I didn't realize what was going on until I ended up in the hospital because of a reaction to 6-mp. My doctor came in and said, "Did anyone tell you that you have diabetes?" So within 3 months I discovered I had Crohn's and had diabetes.
One year later I've been able to get off all insulin and am only on ½ pill, down from 2 pills a day. My tests are great but I still have to be careful with how much carbs and sugar I eat. I struggle also because both Chronic disease are effected by what I eat and of course they are conflicting diets. Good luck.
I would ask your doctor to do a HA1c blood test. that gives you a bg rating for 2-3 months instead of an instantaneous reading. A non-diabetic has a HA1c of under 6 and a diabetic needs to strive to have it under 7%. Monday mine was 5.6 so I'm still doing good.
Vicky / 47 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
Daughter (26) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression
Cymbalta, Metformin, Lipitor