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Any ideas??? Blood glucous over 350 w/steriods

Started this discussion. Last reply by IChoose Apr 19, 2013. 6 Replies

Yesterday at 2pm I got the steriod injection in my thumb. Had talked to dr and had a plan. Turn up basil on pump to 125% at injection, test 1 hour and adjust. Well, at one hour went to 150%, then a…Continue

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Thumb Steroid Injection or Surgery????

Started this discussion. Last reply by IChoose Mar 30, 2013. 2 Replies

I've gone through and read lots here on steroids. Dr has said it's a very small amount and wrote down all info for my endo appt on Wed. Trying to decide what to do next...here's background.I fell…Continue

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IChoose replied to IChoose's discussion 'Any ideas??? Blood glucous over 350 w/steriods'
"THanks for the input! Over night was in the mid-400s. This morning woke up thrilled to see 195, after a morning bolus and a little food I'm at 144. Just excited to be back in the 100s in day 3. Still have basil at 175%. It's great to know…"
Apr 19, 2013
acidrock23 replied to IChoose's discussion 'Any ideas??? Blood glucous over 350 w/steriods'
"I turned my basal up to 200% the last time I had steroids, c. 2008. It worked ok. If 200% doesn't cut it, maybe set a different pattern or something?"
Apr 19, 2013
Zoe replied to IChoose's discussion 'Any ideas??? Blood glucous over 350 w/steriods'
"Yep, I had a similar experience of 10 days increase in numbers. Like you my doctor had told me a couple days and then I came on here and got the real scoop! I did seem to go down gradually rather than all of a sudden."
Apr 19, 2013
IChoose replied to IChoose's discussion 'Any ideas??? Blood glucous over 350 w/steriods'
"yuck...10 days! Testing a lot, and most insulin taken for me ever! Thanks!"
Apr 18, 2013

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At 4:00am on February 25, 2013, Linda G said…

Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 2:59pm on January 16, 2013, Jim Roach said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes IChoose!

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hi IChoose, welcome to TuDiabetes! let me know if you have any questions about our community.

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Welcome to the family!! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of what you will learn is that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and vent to, if needed.
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At 8:55pm on January 13, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home IChoose!!
Were you diagnosed as a Type 1 in 2001...which was later rectified to 1.5 (LADA)??
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