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Steroids

Discussion in 'Non-Diabetic Medication' started by coxymk2, Jul 22, 2017.

  1. coxymk2

    coxymk2 · Active Member

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    My gp has put me on steroids and antibiotics for a few days as I have a chest infection and already suffer with copd. My blood sugars are not running well at the moment with not being well. Just wondering if this would make my readings higher than usual
    I'm Type 2 on insulin
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Yes, the steroids may well increase your levels I'm afraid. They should return to normal once they are out of your system.
     
  3. coxymk2

    coxymk2 · Active Member

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    Thanks for that it's just a short term course so should be back to normal soon
     
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    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    I had one injection in my hand and that resulted in somewhat higher glucose levels for several days. :wideyed:
    Pain, stress, and illness can all also raise my glucose levels too.

    Robbity
     
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    Alison Campbell Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    I have steroids meds from time to time for breathing problems. It usually takes about 3-4 weeks before my blood glucose levels return to their pre-steroid med state. I am not seeing any increase in HbA1c, although find fasting levels remain high for a bit longer than the 3-4 weeks.
     
  9. coxymk2

    coxymk2 · Active Member

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    Thanks for all your replies am finding it is my readings before my evening meal are a bit higher but my fasting readings have lowered (4.6 this morning) so am just keeping an eye on things and not worrying about it too much.
     
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    coxymk2 · Active Member

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    Also not doing a lot getting out of breath making a sandwich lol
     
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    Koalajane Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am on steroids for PMR and I take them every morning at 8 a.m.
    My blood sugars rise around 12 noon until 5.30 p.m.
     
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    Guildfly51 Type 1 · Newbie

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    Same here I've been on steroids all my life due u being born with panhypopituitorism so basically not hormones at all. The steroids do affect your sugar slightly as I find my sugar drops if I miss it or sugar goes higher when I have to take double dose if I'll
     
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