You hang in there hon. Your family sounds like my grandmama, and I sneak when she doesnt look or wait til she leaves or eats before she comes hehe. But I do know how chemo is, and prednisone. Sounds like we had the same course of treatment.They debated putting me on a sliding scale insulin. But I decided to out smart them when I was hospitalized when I first got sick. I carb count personally, so I ate on a base of what my bloodsugar was. For example, when I was hungry I would ask for a nurse to test me and find out my glucose reading. Ie: If I was 200, I'd make sure to order plenty of salad (freebie) and other no carb foods and cuz I know I drop about 30 points an hour, I aimed to have 30 carbs in meal instead of norm 45 to 60. Remember you can always eat again if you get low readings. By getting real strict and watching what I ate I prevented the insulin. Yay, I hate needles! By the way long term predison will cause side effects. I had hot flashes and I'm only nearing 29! ALso had a lot of cramping and spasming.
DX: Wegener's Disease, Migraines, Diabetese Type II, PCOS, Lactose Intolerant, Benign Heart Murmer, Depression, Asthma, Asperger's Syndrome, Necrotizing Gramultous Inflamation in eye, A.D.D., Acid Reflux, Tumor Behind the Eye, Carpal Tunnel, Fibromyolgia, Clasterphobic, Arthritis
Medications: Tri Nessa, Percocet, Metformin, Prilosec, Protonix, Zantac, Advair, Cingulair, Albuterol, Calcium + Vitamin D, Pro-Air, Pepcid, Rolaids, Zofran, Compuzeen, Refresh Plus Eye Drops PRN: Epi-Pen, Albuterol Nebulizer, Benedryl
Undergoing Radiation Taking Lorazepam (Ativan) on Radiation Days