Prednisone and metformin = high blood sugar..why?

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   Posted 6/30/2016 3:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Ok ,so this cruising girl does fine on the cruise ship. Didn't have to take but 1000 mg of metformin! Get home and while doing yard work find myself clutching poison ivy. Freaking, flooded hands and arms in cold water...showered..basically all I could do. Ended up with itching anyway. Dr gives me prednisone. Been on it 4 days...ate too many carbs and fasting sugar 190. Good carbs next day until supper...took after super 244...symptoms...headache, hot, oh crap! What's happening?

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   Posted 6/30/2016 5:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome back, Crispie. The prednisone raises blood sugar by itself so while you are on it, you do have to cut out carbs and your doctor might even raise the dosage of the metformin if you're on it for a long time. If it's just a short time, the doctor might not change your dosage but in order to help keep your blood sugar lower, cut out all carbs like bread, rice and potatoes.

Sorry you have to deal with that. I'm sure it's miserable in this hot weather!

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   Posted 7/1/2016 4:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for all your support!
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