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  1. Lynda M O
    Lynda M O September 10, 2011 at 10:15 am | | Reply

    Well-written and chock full o’ info; many thanks. I forward you to my two diabetic sisters when you are this good.

  2. Shel
    Shel September 10, 2011 at 1:00 pm | | Reply

    Thanks for the piece on steroids. I ran into the same issue when I had back and disk problems. I was advised NOT to take oral steroids (prednisone) but to go for the cortisone injection in the spine instead, as this would cause less of an issue with highs for a shorter time. I did get the injection, and it took about a month for my BG’s to return to my previous livable and good level. The advice I got from the diabetes team also took into consideration the pain level of the problem. Better to have high BG’s for a shorter time than live with the continual chronic pain which would cause stress and higher BG’s. I made the right decision, and would just advise to test, test, test more than usual, too. The more we know about what might happen to our bodies, the better off we are making informed decisions. I didn’t find a lot on the diabetes web about what to expect, so glad the conversation is open.

  3. Eric
    Eric September 11, 2011 at 11:33 pm | | Reply

    Great site with good information.

  4. Clare
    Clare September 15, 2011 at 12:39 am | | Reply

    I have Type 1 and had to take a high dose of prednisone for 8 weeks to combat a Crohn’s Disease attack. I went from using roughly 30 units per day of insulin in total to about 120! So test, test, test and adjust often if you have to take steroids; it’s the only way to manage the two.

    What is not mentioned here is that you will also likely experience some weight gain which will further mess up your usual insulin to carb ratio. I also experienced the side effect of being ravenously hungry, so it’s a double whammy.

  5. SG
    SG January 19, 2012 at 7:48 am | | Reply

    I started taking Victoza at the end of November 2011. By Dec 10th I had a severe Bronchial invection, Sinus infection and double ear infection. It took over a month to get over all of it. I felt well for just over a week and now again have a Bronchial infection. Is Victoza a factor in these infections? The Victoza care line said a “small percentage” say yes! My Dr suggested stopping the Victoza until my infection was cleared up then either a re-try or go onto insulin. Anyone else have infections while using Victoza?

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