I am a generally well-controlled T1 on MDI. One of my medical hobbies is severe asthma. I have been battling a head and chest cold for more than 4 weeks. I visited my pulmonologist twice last week (which was very helpful and have just finished a course of antibiotics. Am currently taking Mucinex, Sudafed and Robitussin with codeine (sugar free) as a result of discovering something called syncope (symptoms - cough a few times and pass out / fall down on the floor).
Anyway he said that the cold was exacerbating/advancing the asthma and gave me a nebulizer and a script for Ipratropium Bromide and Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution (twice daily). Yesterday morning after the using the nebulizer my BG spiked to 494. I haven't seen a number like that since I took the SATs! I almost badly overshot when I was using a bolus regimen to pound that number back down (frightening).
The internet says that Albuterol is not a steroid. Could Albuterol be a factor in the very high BG??