Hi, thanks omega & hippimon. I will ask about
the cellcept. I have taken imuran before and it didn't agree with me, but the other is worth a try.
Hi Sharen, thanks so much for your post. I have been feeling a little out of my depth with this diabetes thing. The lupus I am just getting to grips with and then this happens. I went for an appt with my gp as I was feeling unwell, but didn't seem like the lupus. They ran some bloods etc and called to say my sugar was far too high. I can't remember exactly what the first one was. They sent me to have an ogtt test, 3 times! the numbers werereally high. I think about
17 for one test. The pred I only take as and when needed and I take 35mg a day for about
7 - 10 days. Then last week I went for an appt with the lupus consultant and he did the usual urine dip test. It showed ketones & glucose. I had to go back to the gp and she referred me to this endocrinologist. Because she said it was dangerous to have ketones leaking into the urine the pred had to stop. I'm just struggling without the pred as my lupus is active now. She said that steroid induced diabetes often clears up after stopping the steroid, but not always. It can be a sign that the body is pre disposed to getting diabetes anway. I hope to get my appt soon but I'll check out the lupus link for med ideas. The thing thats bothering me is my lupus doc didn't want me to stop the steroids but my gp insisted. So now I wait, in pain and tired with it all, and I think although i'm stopped the steroids I still have high blood sugars. Who knows?
Chillblain Pattern LE, possible SLE, tachycardia, proctal fugax, anismus, slow transit constipation.