I usually post in the UC forum. I have been on and off prednisone because of ulcerative proctitis since 1998. With my recent flare I was on prednisone for three months, starting at 40 mgm and a slow taper. Last month I noticed I was excessively thirsty and just feeling bla. I knew the symptoms of diabetes because both my mother and father had Type 2 diabetes. I bought urine glucose strips and was horrified when the strip turned the darkest color. This was in the evening and I did have a piece of cake for dessert after dinner. I called the doctor and was told just to wait until morning. The next day when I went to my doctor, he gave me the Accu-chek monitor. He told me this could be prednisone related as I was down to 10 mgm of prednisone at the time. Every morning my blood tested normal for the FBS...it ranged from 75 - 90. However, even if I had a few pieces of candy or one piece of cake, in the evening 2 hr pp, my blood sugar would soar up to 180 or there abouts. I have been off the prednisone for two weeks now and I still get the same results. If I stay completely away from sweets, my glucose stays within normal limits. My husband, who is a junk food junky, tests below 140 2 hr pp. Do I need medication for diabetes? Should I consult with an endocrinologist? My doctor is a general physician. Thank you.
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008 for ten days.
Remission Nov 08 thru May of 09.
Slowly coming out of flare. Meds: Colazal (6 per day), prednisone 10 mgm and tapering weekly, Cort enema nightly, Canasa in morning, Benicar 20 mg for BP, flaxseed oil 3 x a day, fishoil 2 x a day, probiotic 3 x a day, calcium with D 1x a day and multivitamin.
Doctor had me on 100 mgm of 6MP which drastically lowered my white count. Now off the 6MP pending results of repeat white count. UGH.