Long story short, I have an allergic condition called eosinophilic esophagitis. Since my diagnosis in January I've gone through having my esophagus dilated (where they actually stick a tube down your throat to physically dilate it), allergy testing and eliminating foods I'm allergic to, and swallowing steroids from an asthma inhaler (instead of inhaling them). My throat is still pretty horrible - when I eat I can feel food scraping down the sides and need to drink water frequently to help push the food all the way down. I've had at least one instance where my throat swelled completely shut. My throat also feels swollen and irritated even when I'm not eating.
I saw my allergist today and he wants me to try swallowing a liquid form of Pulmicort, which is a steroid usually used in nebulizers. So, I wonder if anyone knows whether this might affect my blood sugars. I've been on lots of topical steroids before, and am actually currently on several (lotion, nasal spray, inhaler), but since I'm swallowing this liquid I wonder if it'll have a noticable impact. Probably no one knows - Google came up with information about this treatment but no information on whether it might affect blood sugar for people with diabetes - but I thought I'd ask anyway. My diabetes control is currently terrible - I wouldn't be surprised if my next A1c is above 8%. It's partly due to changes in my diet, partly due to the fact that I am gravitating towards foods that are easy to swallow, and partly that I'm feeling extremely burned out with health stuff in general right now.
My doctor also wants me to take a proton pump inhibitor in case acid reflux is irritating my throat. I am REALLY hoping this new plan helps, because if it doesn't my allergist mentioned the possibility of oral steroids for a short time to calm the inflammation in my throat down, and my gastroenterologist mentioned the possibility of dilating my esophagus again - both things I would really rather avoid.