Prednisone and insulin

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Avatar f tn As an alternative to prednisone I suggest you research the adviseability of using medical grade DSMO, a powerful anti-inflammatory. There is controversy in the conventional medical community. Only use medical grade (diluted) DSMO. 20 mg of daily prednisone is a high daily dose. In addition to elevated glucose levels adrenal atrophy and an increased liklihood of a malignancy are possibilities. In addition, you shoud be screened for an HERV-W infection.
507935 tn?1217363054 with a hig ammonia level and was given lactlose enemas to rid the ammonia after that she had her belly biopsyed and got an infection and went into another coma. She came home last week and once again she went into the coma this weekend. Iwonder if this time the hig sugar count plus prednizone had anything todo with it. I was not able to give her insulin to lower the suger like they did in the hospital She in not diabetic.
1744910 tn?1314203285 I will say that my blood sugar went up several times (I'm NOT diabetic), and I got insulin injections when it happened. I was told this is not unusual with IVSM, so if you get put on it, DO ask for blood sugar (finger-stick) testing. I'm not sure how the testing is handled if you are not an inpatient.
Avatar m tn Hello, Prednisone is not sugar laden. But it does cause insulin resistance which is why it makes your blood sugar very high. When you are taking prednisone you will need to take insulin to prevent your blood sugar going so high.
Avatar n tn I feel sick , have to take nearly 5 times as much insulin, and have a hard time combatting the rising blood sugars with insulin. I just keeping giving more and more insulin hoping to keep the numbers down. My real concern is.....does prednisone present any other harmful side effects other than high blood sugar?
Avatar f tn I find that now that I have been weaned off the Prednisone, approximately fifteen days now, my blood sugar readings have not returned to the normal range as prior to taking the Prednisone. I am within an acceptable weight range and exercise 45 minutes every day. I am distressed over this turn of events and am perplexed as to whether I will ever regain the good readings I previously had or now have to do something more drastic.
Avatar f tn Went to my doctor monday has shots of cortisone/benedryl for 4 days rash still present taking medformin 4 pills a day. Thurs evening began prednisone 20mg 3 tabs a day and 4 medformin to keep ny sugar level down regular sugar increase 240 to 280. I have never gone this high always w diet 130 to 114. How do I get out of this mess. Allergic reaction symptoms down.
428506 tn?1296560999 I have been on prednisone and methotrexate in the past, which both having side effects of weight gain. The other yucky side effects is insomnia and feeling hungry. The hunger pangs will come eventually, but if you are careful with your diet, and it sounds like you are going to be diligent on this front, then don't worry about the weight as it will come off after you discontinue the drugs. The weight does not drop off over night, but it will come down.
Avatar n tn you can recommend fasting and oral glucose resistance test and can repeat more than one time to fully diagnosed with insulin resistance. but remember that your pcos condition can be a risk for insulin resistance onset. keep going with this diet plan, and keep exercised. always keep in touch with your gp for further assistance and lifestyle changes plan.
Avatar f tn I am currently on 20mg prednisone and 50 imuran. When I was first diagnosed with this and put on the prednisone I gained 120 lbs and have never been able to lose it, so am watching the intake VERY carefully this time. I am hoping to make some new friends in this group as I do not know anyone with this disease and am trying to get myself up to date.
Avatar f tn - the longer I've put off going to the docs and getting the prednisone (I know, not a good thing to do), the longer it takes for it to really kick in and start helping. I would say, though, that if you still don't feel any improvement by Tuesday morning (giving time for you to by that time to have taken 3 doses of it), I would most definitely at least call the doc and let him know.
Avatar n tn I have checked her blood glucose here at home, and she is still running low numbers in the 60's. Her brother has diabetes, and I give insulin to him. So that is why I watch her sugar. She is a cat that can't go out of the house, very scared of people, and usually wants to stay in my bedroom. So, I will see how she does for a day or so, and call the vet that comes to my house, if I need to have her seen. Thanks again!
Avatar f tn Others -- Aminoglycoside antibiotics (such as gentamicin and tobramycin), thiazide diuretics (such as hydrochlorothiazide), loop diuretics (such as furosemide and bumetanide), amphotericin B, corticosteroids (prednisone or Deltasone), antacids, and insulin may lower magnesium levels.
Avatar f tn Therefore, since it is no longer in the body, it cannot be reactivated. Concerning the effect that prednisone could potentially have on a person's liver and whether someone should take it, that would depend on the status of a person's liver and should be discussed with ones treating Hepatologist.
Avatar f tn Wow, some of us have tried everything. Some of us have an animal with multiple autoimmune diseases. Some of us are devastated at what these diseases do to our fur babies and will try anything to give them a happy life. after many hours of research and tests and tears, and specialists, prednisone is the only that works. So maybe you turn your "passion" to compassion or just shut the hell up all together. Thanks!
Avatar f tn Hello, My brother has been on prednisone and he is and insulin -dependent, last month he has an abrasion in his hand and he was placed on penicillin, but the ulcer had not healed? Any advise about was going on ? Thank you.
Avatar f tn He told me that he highly doubts that my body can tell the difference between 2mg and 1 mg of prednisone. My body definitely can tell the difference and his sarcasm is unwelcome. I need help! What should I do? Where should I go to find a new doctor? How should I manage these symptoms? ADDITIONAL INFO: initially put on prednisone for allergic asthma - swollen neck, restricted airway, eosinophils at 960.
Avatar n tn I have always taken NPH insulin and Glucophage 2000mg daily My problem is wether I should continue the pridisone or stop it so I can go back to my NPH insulin and other medsjust as I was. My diebetis was pretty well under control before this with my HGBa1c was 7 now it 8. Any one out there with the same problem?
Avatar m tn What were his daily glucose levels before prednisone? 3. What was the reason for the prednisone? 4. What is he doing to control and manage his diabetes? 5. How often and when does he test his levels? 6. Why are you posting and not him? Prednisone taken over a period of weeks is known to elevate glucose levels, not immediately after. If he has been taking prednisone for sometime he cannot cold turkey off it or internal damages will occur - one has to slowly wean off.
Avatar n tn Oh yes, add the HDL too, if that is too low, that is not either, and yet another sign of IR (insulin resistance) Anyway, hope some of this helps. I am pretty sure, as I said, that exhausted adrenal glands are a contributing factor in your palps, now, the question is, do you have it, and what will help balance things out.
Avatar n tn sugar in the blood is not healthy. I use insulin because I agree that the oral drugs effect the pancreas and/or the liver and I didn't think that was wise after transplant. Recently I've read of some negative effects of insulin too so I guess there is no perfect solution to this serious disease. But, I do think glucose control is the primary objective regardless of how it is achieved.
Avatar m tn So depending on the severity of your diabetes, you should consult with your physician who knows your entire history and medications, your weight, and the factors involved that cause diabetes and see if he/she can give you probable cause.
Avatar f tn My glucose shot up and I had to go on insulin. My glucose is back down to normal (no diabetes), but my eyes are a mess.
Avatar m tn There may well be interactions between your situation and your meds AND having Lyme and diabetes that both docs need to coordinate treatment. Both docs need to be aware of the other doc and your situation.
394687 tn?1290924440 The Biogenetic TNF blocker for Rheumatoid Arthritis And the following in the AM Prednisone 5-7 mg for RA pain and inflamation Sulindac - anti-inflamitory 1/2 tab Prilosec - for IBS Protien drink - with probiotics and oatmeal with flax seed every morning Calcium - magnesium - RA Centrum Silver 1/2 tab Stress Tab 1/2 tab - energy Vit C 500 - antiox Biotin 1000 - hair/skin Q-10 for migrans/heart Mid day - when lots of pain - Darvacette or more prednisone PM - with dinner - Hylaronic Acid - joint
Avatar f tn Sir, I am suffering with diaetic problem and alsoheart problem last 10 years surgar range fbs 150mg/dl pps 209 mg/dl. I taken Human Mixstard insulin 16units morning and evening and also tab.Glyciphace 5500mg one tds Sugar asrrange is not come to normal. What I am do? Please give me suggestions Thanking you Sir Yours Sincerely k.gangaraju visakhapatnam andhra prsdesh India.
147426 tn?1317269232 I thought you would get a kick out of this since you are familiar w/ Provigil and Lyrica . . . I had my first-ever dose of Prednisone last Fall --- and I too, got that "sense of well being and euphoria!" Especially since it was prescribed by my PCP on the same day that I saw my Neuro# 1 who gave me two 7 day free samples for Provigil AND Lyrica! Neither DR knew what the hect was the matter with me - but I must have seemed awfully pitifull .
Avatar n tn I am off all anti-depressants and pain medications and feel like I'm slowly waking from a nightmare of doubt and un-certainty that was probably being caused by the drugs.
Avatar n tn Because the whole point of it is for it to help your body accept insulin so it can get obsorbed,and people with insulin resistance and PCOS are usually over weight and its sapose to help control your weight if not make you loose some. I have not taken this medication yet but I was recent diagnoised with PCOS and the dr. wants to put me on this med. I want to have children so will this help me regulate my periods to become pregnant??? Do I have to get off of this med to get pregnant??
Avatar f tn ) The body may also develop a tolerance to the drug such that, much like is possible in addiction, it takes greater and greater amounts to achieve the desired effect. A person on a high dose of prednisone (a steroid) of a length of time will become physiologically dependent on the steroid, and in order for their doctor to safely discontinue the drug from their regimen, it has to be slowly tapered down (even if it was abruptly started at a high dose).