prednisone messing with blood sugar

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lindylee
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   Posted 11/1/2016 4:43 PM (GMT -7)   
metformin & prednisone I was just put on prednisone for a short period of time, it messing with my blood sugar. My fasting was 125 this morning, m7 2 hour was 215, I take metformin 500 2x a day should I stay on the prednisone. It's for a rash

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Lanie G
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   Posted 11/1/2016 6:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to HealingWell, lindylee. Sorry about the prednisone raising your blood sugar. This is totally expected. When I had to be on that or had a steroid shot, my doctor warned me that my blood sugar would be higher than usual. This should be a temporary rise and when you're off the prednisone, your blood sugar should go back to what it usually was before. If I were you, I would not stop the prednisone without talking to your doctor.

When patients are on steroids for long term, sometimes their doctors raise the dosage of their diabetes medication. You might ask your doctor about this. You could also cut out whatever carbs you're eating as they also will raise your blood sugar in spite of the metformin.

The bottom line is call you doctor before changing or stopping any of your medication. I hope the rash is improving!
Lanie

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   Posted 11/1/2016 7:48 PM (GMT -7)   
as with lanie. pred is good short term for things, long term it has it's pit-falls. keep strong.
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lindylee
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   Posted 11/2/2016 7:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone I must be doing something right my am fasting was 112, so I will keep a tight control of the carbs

Lanie G
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   Posted 11/2/2016 12:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I know it's disconcerting to see higher than your normal blood sugar but since it's temporary, don't stress out. Stay on the prescribed dosage and eater fewer carbs as you've acknowledged. You'll be fine!
Lanie

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diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating
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