There are a number of medications called "steroid sparing" that are used for treatment instead of just using prednisone to address the inflammation. Most of these work by addressing the illness rather than the symptoms. (Prednisone just addresses symptoms.)
These include Imuran, Cellcept, and MTX -- then if none of these work for you, they might try Benylsta or IVIG.
There is more to life than Prednisone and diabetes. (I think you need a new Doctor!)
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