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Steroids definitely raise blood sugar levels alot. I'm using a steroid cream regularly and that is even raising my blood sugar. You need to be very careful. I would definitely go in to the doctor, even urgent care if you need to, about the blurred vision and stuff. if you feel silly, just go into the er and or stop by your doctors office and ask if they can test your blood sugar for you. Most doctors offices and ERs definitely have a sugar test kit and they can test it right there for you. In the ER, you probably wouldn't have to wait, they would do it quickly, especially if you tell them you are on steroids. If you have a test kit or don't mind spending about 18 dollars on one (you may have to buy lancets) or whatever. they are good to have around and you can do it yourself. 80-120 is the normal range. Many people, especially overweight people, are under diagnosed for diabetes. It is hard to lose weight when you have it and being overweight causes it too. I hope you please get tested. If you have a friend who has diabetes, they can test you, but really you should go to urgent care, or er. It can go from bad to really really bad fast.
Please take care and let us know what you do and how it comes out.