Hi, Sorry I didn't notice this post but I'm one that got diabetes from prednisone. It's called steriod-induced diabetes. Great. Was diagnosed with Crohn's in '07 and then developed diabetes within 3 months. Not fun.
The hardest thing to deal with is the diet. What is good for Crohn's is awful for diabetes. What is good and healthy for diabetes isn't tolerated in Crohn's. My best advice is to get your Crohn's into remission first, even if it means stronger medicine, then treat the diabetes. Try doing exercise until then and take your diabetic medicines.
I started off on several types in insulin, slowly weaned off them, then only on oral medicines and after 4 years I'm no longer on any meds for my diabetes at all. I've been off for 4 months now and I've noticed my blood sugar is slowly getting higher and higher so I'm sure I'll have to get back on metfomin sooner or later.
I know it's hard but with exercise and the right frame of mind it can be done. I really need to pick up the level of exercising I do. I've been kind of lazy lately.
Started having issues with the Big "D" at age 19. Doctor said Lactose Intolerance
Daugher diagnosed when she was 12 and I was 33.
My doctor said I had IBS.
8-2006 Emergency resection for fistula to bladder at the age of 47.
"Oh, it is Crohn's" Dah!!!!
11-2006 Reaction to 6mp - isolation with bone marrow suppression and found out I had steriod induced diabetes. Yeah!!!
4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
Cymbalta, Metformin, Lipitor, Lisinopril
Update. 6-10-2010 Started remicade today.