Unfortunately, Pred is known to wreak havoc with blood sugars. Being extra careful with diet (the nothing white but c-flower & cheese works well here), by keeping starchy carbs to a minimum, will go a long way in keeping the blood sugars more level and lowered.
I remember my first diabetic teaching class when they mentioned that the one drug diabetics should avoid if possible is Prednisone. It's a miracle drug for a number of things but the cost is elevated blood sugar. Rock and a hard place
BTW, "sugar-free" really means squat. It just means glucose has been replaced with fructose, sorbitol, astartame, etc. - SOME of which can have just as much of an effect on BGLs as table sugar.
When reading labels, it's the carb content that's important. Watch the portion size, too. Being on Pred, you'll want to keep meals/snacks below 30 grams of carbs. (2 slices of bread is more than that, just for example).
Protein & fat: Meats, poultry, fish, eggs, cheese, nuts and all the salad-type veggies you can eat....is the kind of diet you'll want to follow to keep BGLs in line, especially while on the Pred.
Good luck and we're here for support if you need it
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
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