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Old 01-31-2012, 06:14   #1
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I was prescribed Prednisone for a week but it seemed to raise my BG even when I ate just protein. It seemed like my BG ran a lot higher than normal on Prednisone.

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Yes Prednisone do raise BG.
In Norway they say you have to increase your insuline up to 25 % when taking Prednisone.

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Yep, that's what happens . . . are you off it now & has your BG dropped back where it should be?




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My dad has to be on a daily dose of prednisone for the past 15 years. A few years back he got prednisone induced diabetes from it.

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Hi- yes, I am off it now. I was just on it short term- about 1 week.

I take Metformin not insulin so I could not compensate for the prednisone effect. I eat a LCHF diet (per Dr. Richard Bernstein diet). It was weird how even when I just ate protein for the meal, the prednisone made my BG readings higher than it would normally be just eating protein. I am trying to stay off insulin.

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Hi,

I was a prednisone pack a couple weeks ago. My doc advised me not to test my BG during that week for the first couple of days as it would register false highs.

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