Steroid-induced diabetes while on treatment for esophageal cancer
My husband is taking steroids to help with issues he’s experiencing from esophageal cancer. He has been taking 8-6 mg since February. He was recently hospitalized for aspiration pneumonia. Bloodwork showed his blood sugar levels as high as 433. He was released from the hospital with a prescription for 2.5 mg of glipizide ER to be taken at breakfast. This was on April 27th. Today his blood work showed his levels over 500. He will double his dose of glipizide beginning with breakfast in the morning. Has anyone experienced this? His struggles with swallowing don’t allow much flexibility in his diet.