I have to let you know that I spent the past 2 weeks sick. It started as a “cold on Aug. 23 ~ bad cough, congestion, achy, flu-like symptons…”, but within 24 hours I knew something was not right. I called my “primary care” doctor as a starting place, but she was on vacation and I was put in with the “sub-doc”. That was Aug. 25. She sent me straight to the ER for a nebulizer treatment of albuterol. The doctor at the ER prescribed a “Z-pack”. 2 days later I returned to this “sub-doc” who then prescribed Prednisone. Oh dear! My suggestion for ALL diabetics… NEVER EVER TAKE PREDNISONE!
I spent 12 days with BGs through the roof. I adjusted my basal up 20% and at the suggestion of the “sub-endo” (why do ALL of my doctors take vacation the last 2 weeks of August???) I chased each BG with an additional 20% on top of the bolus. My BG readings were in the high 200’s and got up above 450! In addition to the high BGs, I could not sleep AT ALL. So, again, I do not recommend Prednisone for any diabetic!
In the end (final diagnosis was Tues, Sept. 1) I had pneumonia and I’m now taking Levaquin. My BGs have returned to a normal 100-ish and I’m on the mend, but it has been a tough ride.
Hope all are well!