DOH!!! I'm sorry! I just read another post on the same subject...Drug induced Diabetes....but the one difference in mine, is that I am wanting off the meds to see if it is actually gone... because why am I crashing....and by crashing, I am talking (cdn) levels of 2.0 and 1.5....not long after a meal
Post Edited (ericsmom) : 7/21/2008 6:14:09 PM (GMT-6)
I WILL keep you updated. Another thing occurred to me last night. Not only has my sugar been crashing the past 4 days, I remember also complaining about it quite often before as I was being weined off the steroid. It just didnt happen as often...plus I find that if I am coming down with a cold my sugars tend to crash unexpectedly then too. It MUST be the steroid reduction/cessation...LOL there I go...playing doctor again It took me several attempts, then finally a programme that lasted 6 months!!! to finally succeed getting off that cursed drug.
I guess it will be interesting to see what happens now....
P.S. This is where keeping a journal of our levels etc comes in handy...I was/am very bad for not doing it...sure would have come in handy at this time....so dont be like me...keep journalling like we are supposed to!!
I am still not clear on the conversion....but if I understood it right...that 8.1 would be 145.0 US reading. Not sure if I did that right, if so, then I guess that would be high? Here, 8.1 is in the orange area, meaning above that is starting to get a little high. For my first day med free, it was pretty foolish of me to have had that dessert. Today I will just eat like I would normally eat...and see what happens.
I think the conversion is my reading x 18 = US reading, hopefully genius Jeannie will see this and confirm or correct me
Hope you have a wonderful day Jack
Blood glucose can be measured in either millimoles per litre (mmol/l) or milligrams per 100 millilitres (mg%). USA. Some EU countries use mg%, take a copy of the conversion table - it may be useful.
1 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 7 8 9 10
18 36 45 54 63 72 81 90 99 108 126 144 162 180
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
198 216 234 252 270 288 306 324 342 360 378 396 414 432