Hi Lion, I was probably the same as you. Predisposed to diabetes but steroids kick me over the side. My BG numbers for 200-350 when I first found out about
it. I noticed it took a little while for my numbers to go back down. I'm in the normal range now but I exercise most every day. Even if it's just a 20-30 minute walk. I'm eating better and have been able to drop both of my insulin and even cut in half my metformin meds within a few months. If you are like me and it is pred induced you will probably get good control fairly quickly. and I do drink diet sodas but limit myself to one a day.
I don't know what your 12 means. If it is your HA1c number that is very high. The goal is to get below 7. My last two tests were 5.7 and 5.9.
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
Daughter (26) 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