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Prednisone and blood sugar issues

Posted by @keka in Diabetes/Endocrine System, Jan 31, 2012

My battle with Stevens-Johnson disease required several rounds of prednisone in high doses, and that may have pushed my blood sugar levels to the diabetic level. My IGT readings used to be from 80 to 100, a little high to begin with. But after my SJS began, it soared to 130. Will this change now that I've gotten off the prednisone? And if so...how long might that take?

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lovingmom

Posted by @lovingmom, Jan 31, 2012

I don't know about the blood sugar levels, but I'd be interested in hearing more about you Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. My son almost died of it 3 years ago, and now has a couple of milder re-currences a year that require short term use of prednisone. How long ago did you have SJS, and how has your recovery been?

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keka

Posted by @keka, Jan 31, 2012

I almost died, too, due to misdiagnoses that left me without the proper care for weeks. I'm still dealing with my first experience, but it's tapering off now. I didn't know it could recur without the drug or other allergen that triggered it, but I can tell from the issues I'm having after refusing to take anymore prednisone for it that that is entirely possible. So I haven't recovered yet. I get all kinds of lovely rashes, swollen and peeling feet and hands...it's diabolical, this syndrome. Right now, the itching and peeling have slowed down, but everyday is a new adventure. I never knew there were so many rashes and other skin conditions. So I empathize with you and your son. It's just a monster, isn't it? And I had a "mild" case....

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chuckchev27

Posted by @chuckchev27, May 19, 2012

my experience with prednesone is that it raised my blood sugar levels to the 200 to 300 level until i stopped taking it

keka

Posted by @keka, May 19, 2012

Mine went to 130 and I had had enough. I began making sure I had at least a teaspoon of Ceylon cinnamon every day, making a delicious cold drink sometimes instead of lemonade or iced tea. And the next time I saw the doctor, about three weeks later, my blood sugar level had dropped to 98. That's still high, but it's a lot lower than it was, and they decided I wasn't going to have to have any type of meds or other intervention after that. I used to think that natural remedies like that couldn't be that potent, but I know differently now, and several of my Native American in laws--diabetes is rampant on the rez--have had the same results. I'm thrilled that I was able to help them, too.

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chuckchev27

Posted by @chuckchev27, May 19, 2012

thanks

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