Very interesting Babs!!
I was told when I had my first pericarditis episode, that the high prednisone dose was what brought on my diabetes, that particular doc told me that when I was off the prednisone, my pancreas wud revert back to making insulin as before...and the diabetes would disappear LOL the diabetes specialists looked at me incredulously and said...if that happens...you will be in the MEDICAL JOURNALS
A/Fib, diagnosed Aug, 1997, R/A diagnosed in Sept. 1998, Pericarditis and Lupus in Dec, 2003, Diabetes, diagnosed march, 2004
sotalol, digoxin, coumidin, plaquenil, prednisone, metformin, diamacron, wellbutrin,fenofibrate