Hi I am so sorry you are going through this. The only part I can offer some kind of experience with is the Diabetes. Pred has made me pre-diabetic, but only after being on 60-40 mg for 4 months, it took that long to raise my sugars and I am controlling it with diet. I don't want to say one way or the other, but just as a consideration to raise your question w/the Dr.
hope you can get the flare under control very soon and congrats on the baby!!
Beth, 32 ~ Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ in remission
UC dx'd 03/00 (Proctosigmoiditis); Pancolitis since 09/07
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd 09/07 - partial remission since 03/08
Prednisone 5mg 1xday (tapered from 60 = ), Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Enalapril 20mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs. Do you have edema? If so, check your blood protien level!
Pre-Diabetic from Prednisone use - Low carb/sugar diet & exercise.