Hi! Newly diagnosed here. I have multiple sclerosis and was put on IV steroids and a steroid taper for 6 weeks. That trip to the ER sugars were high and was DXd with diabetes and given 500mg Metformin 2x daily. Fast forward a week and I end up in ER due to DKA. Discharged with 30 units lantus and 1-6 novalog as needed. My fasting will not break below 240 😩when I eat I have only 0-10 carbs and I skirt under 400. I’m so afraid. My kids are 17 months apart and the youngest is 2, both were GD pregnancies, so I feel I have some experience with diet and exercise to get numbers in check and it’s not helping.
My dad is T1 and mom is T2, since I had GD then normal A1C levels after both pregnancies. ER dr. Said I’m T2, since it comes from the mother? I had all the classic symptoms, lost 20lbs, thirsty, fatigue etc. I chalked it all up to a Multiple Sclerosis summer flare. What testing can I ask for to determine if I’m T1 or T2. With Multiple Sclerosis the autoimmune diseases love to pile on.
Also, any advice on managing diabetes on steroids is welcomed TIA
Lori Jensen 🙏🙏❤️❤️ I’m just sending love and prayers. You look 15 in this pic
Beckara Mosley You have to keep your non starchy carbohydrates as low as you can and it seems like you are . Sometimes steroids are necessary for other issues and we just have to ride it out .
A c peptide test will determine if you are type 1 or 2 .
GiGi Barmer Just here to say your plate is full! I also have an autoimmune and am waiting for testing to see if my autoimmunes are ganging up or if I am type 2. I go back to dr on Aug 26. Best of luck to you. You are beautiful and obviously a fighter!
Tammy Thomas Hang in there! It may take a little while to figure it out but remember you are your biggest advocate for your Heath! So keep working at it!
Glenda Jerry Burns Keep us informed on your progress. Ok please. This story I am very interested in. Keep track of your daily condion I know someone will benefit from it.
Dolores Abrego Saldaña Prayers for you! Take it one day at a time. I cannot pretend to know what you are dealing with on a daily basis but I can tell you stress won’t help your numbers either. Much hope and love to you!
Julie Jonez Steroids are terrible but you have to take them, if it’s any consolation my numbers were in the 450s fasting while I was on steroids. Just mind your diet and do what the doctors say, and do research.
Louise Barber Hi! I’m new to this but wanted to send you a hello
Denise Parker Blood sugars will be high until off of the steroid. Definitely ask for C-Peptide (I think that’s right) and the antibodies testing to rule out type 1 since you also have another autoimmune disease. I’ve been told T1 comes through father’s to children. I’m not positive that’s true, but was told that by a friend who is type 1 and was told that by a doctor when she was concerned that her kids would be diabetic. Push for the testing, many adults are misdiagnosed as Type 2. Hope you feel better soon!
JoelDawn Suderman I don’t have any helpful advice for you, but please do know that you are in my prayers. Stay strong momma!
Carlo Santos Get well soon.it takes time but for sure you will be fine.
Christina Harwell This happened to me recently I was on steroids due to autoimmune diseases as well. My blood sugar was over 600..we are now finding out that I may not be diabetic but that it was steroid induced diabetes. Watch to see what your numbers do as you taper the steroids. Praying for yoy I know it’s scary. I am 40 and have 4 kids so I am being super careful
Lynsey McIntire Deff need to have the antibodies testing done to see if you have type 1. Cpeptide will show how much insulin your making to help see where your at. I’d request it asap as it will change how you go about treating things. Good luck.
Tiffany Werner The nutritionist and diabetes counselor I saw a is a type 1. She gave me so much hope and clarity. I was focusing on diet and she helped me see how I need to get my BG levels in check with insulin first and how to make adjustments on my own. Understanding how the long and short acting insulin’s work really have given me a path ❤️ thanks for the support today.
Dawn Hipps Beam Steroids caused me to develop Type 2 Diabetes!
Sue Klein Streisguth You’ve got your hands full… hope you feel better soon!
Katie Ward When you can get off the steroids that will help a lot.
Amy Thomas My Mom was on steroids everyday for her COPD/Emphysema. They put her on Metformin daily. She didn’t have Diabetes, thank goodness.