My blood sugars returned to normal - pred taper

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Beth75
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   Posted 5/9/2008 8:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Pred raised my sugars and I followed a low refined carb/sugar diet and exercise and also by tapering pred down i'm sure helped.
 
YAY!  I'll still be on pred probably until Oct 08 5mg a day until July then 5mg every other day.  Hopefully!!! I am scared that my MCD may be FSGS but we shall see, if it is, then at least I can go back to Asacol (I would think). - stretch of a silver lining.  I am depressed by this possiblity but trying to stay optomistic.
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.


dakotagirl
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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 5/9/2008 8:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad to hear you've been able to control the sugars with diet! Just another nasty pred side effect :( How often do you check your blood sugar?
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia diagnosed Feb 2006
Status:  Flaring :(
 
30mg pred, Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 100mg, Aciphex, Forvia, and Pro-Bio
 
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