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effects of steroid injection

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by claymic, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. claymic

    claymic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi
    I had to take a steriod injection in my shoulder and i am know it can affect BS. how long do i expect the steriod to effect my BS?

    Cheers
    Claudette
     
  2. dawnmc

    dawnmc Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Re: effects of steriod injection

    I had a cortisol injection in my hand, the doctor told me about a week.
     
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    jopar · Well-Known Member

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    Frozen shoulder by any chance?

    How long the steroid injection will effect your BG's is difficult to say, as it can be dependant on dose used and how your body responds to the steroid!

    Even though you'll T2, I would discuss with your doctor to ensure that you have a good supply of test strips so that you can monitor your blood glucose carefully, also an action plan if your blood glucose rises too much and starts to become unacceptable levels, as a small increase over a short period of time isn't going to pose any problems over a long period of time, but a large increase will need addressing in the short term..

    I'm a T1, but after looking at the effectiveness of steroid injection for frozen shoulder, decided not to go ahead.
     
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    sugarmog · Well-Known Member

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    I'm type 2 and had two injections at the same time in my neck and cervical spine area. Fasting levels went from low fives to eights and nines in the first few days afterwards. Took about 2 weeks to gradually return to normal. ( I also lost 6lbs over the same period without any change to my diet. My back specialist could offer no explanation for this).
     
  5. claymic

    claymic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the response.....

    oh..i wish i had experienced the same weight loss :)

    at least i am glad my shoulder is better....the pain was bearable (just) but lack of movement in it was annoying!!!
     
  6. anna29

    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    With myself it raised my BG levels for 4-5 days after the cortisone injection.
    Have had this procedure done twice now!
    GP told me to give a 7-10days window with possible raised BG levels.
    Hope this helps?
    Anna.
     
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