I've been on prednisone since June 11th with a slow taper and also on the Cort enemas. Very little of the steroid, if any, gets into the blood stream with the enema, I most definitely would have your blood sugar checked. Most importantly, check it about two hours AFTER a heavy meal. I had those same symptoms about three weeks ago and I know the symptoms of diabetes. Both my parents were diabetics Type 2. Sure enough, my nighttime BS was 237. The doctor said this is prednisone related. My family doctor gave me an Accu-chek meter and I check my BS three to four times a day. I watch my diet extremely carefully, no sweets, low carbs. So far this week it has been fine.
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008 for ten days.
Remission Nov 08 thru May of 09.
Slowly coming out of flare. Meds: Colazal (6 per day), prednisone 10 mgm and tapering weekly, Cort enema nightly, Canasa in morning, Benicar 20 mg for BP, flaxseed oil 3 x a day, fishoil 2 x a day, probiotic 3 x a day, calcium with D 1x a day and multivitamin.
Doctor had me on 100 mgm of 6MP which drastically lowered my white count. Now off the 6MP pending results of repeat white count. UGH.