I'm a recent diabetic induced by prednisone. All I can tell you is my experience. I was put on prednisone after I found out I had Crohn's disease during a resection where I lost half my colon. Within 2 months I started showing signs of diabetes but didn't know what it was. I was back in the hospital 3 months after my surgery from a reaction to another med and that is when they told me I developed diabetes. My bg was in 300's. I started on lantus and novolog, then just lantus. I was then able to get off insulin and was put on 2 a day of metformin. That caused stomach problems, the last thing I needed with my Crohn's, so I'm now down to 1 a day. My bg has inched up slightly since then but still I think it's pretty good. Ranges from 90-130. I had lots of questions also about
prednisone induced diabetes and had a hard time finding answers. I'm pretty sure I was pre-diabetic but no one warned me what could happen and what to look for.
Vicky / 47 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
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression