A little over two years ago I found out I had Crohn's during an emergency resection. I was put on prednisone and 6-mp after that. 2½ months later I was back in the hospital with a terrible reaction to the 6mp. Bone marrow suppression. While I was in isolation the doctor that was in charge of my case poked his head into my room and asked me if anyone had told me I was diabetic? NO!!!
So within a 3 month period of time I found out I had a terrible, life long disease, major surgery, bone marrow failure, steriod-induced diabetes
, 2 hospitalization and a life changing realization. No wonder I had to go on cymbalta.
Just a little bit of information for you. I started off having to take injections of insulin but the longer I was off Pred the better control I got of my diabetes. I then was moved over to Metformin where I started off taking 2 pills at day, then 1 and now I'm down to 1/2. My HA1c has been holding steady at 6 which is my goal. Anything over 7 is abnormal.
I hoping that what you have is steriod-induced diabetes and that when you are off pred your blood sugar will go back to normal. I certainly hope I never have to go back on pred again.
Vicky / 48 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
Daughter (27) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression
Cymbalta, Metformin, Lipitor