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Beth75
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   Posted 2/11/2008 3:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi ChristiAnn,
 
I noticed your post on the diabetes forum and my sugars are elevated b/c of the prednisone too and the Doc has me doing low carb/sugar diet in addition to low salt (fun times).  
 
Have you been able to get off the prednisone?  If so, did the diabetes go away?
 
my sugars were:
Nov - 104
Dec - 113
Jan - 155
 
these were all morning tests and I don't know what I had before them, I think I had a lot of fruit juice right before (I think I started drinking it an hour before and up until I got out of my car at the Doc's office) the last one (so I could go pee again for the urine test I have to do at the labs on my way into work).   I usually (well not anymore) would drink fortified cran/rasp juice each morning at least 4 to 8 oz. added to water. 
 
hope you are doing well.
Beth, 32
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ no blood since Dec 07 ~ almost normal bm
UC dx'd March 2000 (30 cenitmeters as of 2005-proctosigmoiditis)
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd Sept 2007
Prednisone 40mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 150mg 1xday, Fursomide 20mg 1xday.  Potassium 100mg 2xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.


Beth75
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   Posted 2/13/2008 7:32 AM (GMT -7)   
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Beth, 32
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ no blood since Dec 07 ~ almost normal bm
UC dx'd March 2000 (30 cenitmeters as of 2005-proctosigmoiditis)
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd Sept 2007
Prednisone 40mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 150mg 1xday, Fursomide 20mg 1xday.  Potassium 100mg 2xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.


princesscolon
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Total Posts : 733
   Posted 2/13/2008 6:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I sent ChristieAnn an email telling her about your post, so hopefully she will go online tonight and see it.
Diagnosed with Left-sided Ulcerative Colitis 1995 at 15, Tried: Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocort. Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Canasa, Enotcort, Colazol, Anamantle, etc... had almost recto-vaginal fistula in 2004, put on Remicade, August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed w/ Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Current meds: Remicade 700mgs every 6 wks (had reaction, will start Humira Feb 11) Clorazepate, Proctofoam HC, Glucosamine 500, Vitamin B, Lomotil,  Tylenol pm, Lyrica for Fibromyalgia started 1/17/08


~ChristieAnn67~
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 151
   Posted 2/13/2008 11:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello!!  I"M here!  I'm here!  yay!!  yeah
Anyways,   I"m sorry I didn't see the post right away,  and thanks princessC for letting me know.   weird I didn't see it last night when I was on..oh well..anyways,  HI Beth. 
Yes,  the prednisone did raise my blood sugars..but my sugars on the pred were in the 200-300 range!!  This freaked me out,  because I have been diabetic since about 2004,  but my sugars have always been well controlled.   Very rarely ever even hit the 200 mark.  Then it was while in the hospital on IV steroids that I learned just how high my sugars went.   I was then put on insulin, where before I was always on oral diabetic meds.  I have been off pred now since december, and my sugars have decreased alot.   I was having major lows,  and have been slowly decreasing the insulin.   I'm hoping to go back to oral meds again soon.   Juice does raise the blood sugars,  so I had to be sure to take in juice in moderation.   Be careful of carbs too, they raise blood sugar as well.  its possible if you weren't diabetic before taking the steroids,  you could be ok after getting off the steroids.   But definately monitor your blood sugars, and watch the diet.   good luck!  
                                          ~Christie
41 yo RN, happily married, with 2 beautiful daughters, Tianna(14 yo) and Alyssa(10 yo).   Diagnosed L sided Ulcerative Colitis in Jan '04 and Diabetes type 2 in June '05.
                                         Medications
Remicade infusions ~ 11/6/07, 12/6/07, 12/20/07,  6-MP 100mg daily, Pentasa 500mg twice a day, prednisone 20mg 10mg 5mg daily, Nexium 40mg twice a day, Lantus insulin 45 35 25 units daily, Novolog 10 8 5 units with sliding scale at meals, Amaryl 2mg daily, multi-vitamin daily, Calcium daily, B complex vit daily,  and pro-biotics daily.


Beth75
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Total Posts : 2148
   Posted 2/14/2008 7:33 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks princesscolon for emailing Christie

Christie, thanks for the info, glad to know you are doing better! I wasn't diabetic before the steriods (and don't think I am now, sugars just a little high), and am now on a low carb/sugar/salt diet. I have lost 4 pounds since last week, which is good too = ) I'm avoiding all breads and the only carbs I am getting are from veggies.
Beth, 32
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ no blood since Dec 07 ~ almost normal bm
UC dx'd March 2000 (30 cenitmeters as of 2005-proctosigmoiditis)
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd Sept 2007
Prednisone 40mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 150mg 1xday, Fursomide 20mg 1xday.  Potassium 100mg 2xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.

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