Steroid Injection and High Sugar levels

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Pommom
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   Posted 2/17/2010 6:09 PM (GMT -7)   
hi all,
i had a nerve block steroid injection in my back this afternoon. my blood sugar right now is 230. My sugar has been very well controlled until this. i added a little more lantus insulin to my nighlty amount. we'll see how it looks in the morning. any suggestions are welcome. i also take humulin r  injections 3 times a day. thanks.

LanieG
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   Posted 2/17/2010 7:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Pommom, I don't have advice but just want to confirm what you already know, that steroids will make your blood sugar rise but according to what I've read, when the steroid leaves your system your blood sugar should go back to how it was before the shot.  This is something I found online:  Diabetes Monitor - Diabetes Monitor - Your Doctor Advises Using ...
Lanie
 
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Pommom
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   Posted 2/18/2010 5:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, Lanie. That link was  informative. my blood sugar was 159 this morning. that is higher than normal for me, but at least it is going down.thanks for replying. Julie
 
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LanieG
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   Posted 2/18/2010 7:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I had to have a steroid injection for bursitis and the doctor warned me my blood sugar would go up, so I didn't test for a couple of days.  I'm not on meds so that wasn't a problem but when you're on insulin you have to test and adjust.  Take care.
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