Is it common practice for a Physician to warn a patient about the probability of Diabetes occuring w/ longterm Steroid intake? Shouldn't it be?
Any one have experience with this? I am experiencing an emergent situation in my family due to this scenario, & it seems to me that given the Family History & the high dose of Steroids prescribed over a long period of time. that this should have been mentioned upon release from the hospital. Now my father is scheduled for a lung biopsy tomorrow am and today they JUST discovered his A1c @ 9.6 w/ a BG of 500. His high dose steroids, to treat another emergent health issue all together, has been in affect for 2 1/2 months. I am frustrated. Any advise or similar stories?