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docs gone all weekend. Acute asthma med=40mg prednisone/5 days;20mg=5 more. Sugars through roof! Been increasing temp basal rate by 2%, up to 120% now & still at 473, 381 last 2 checks. Ideas?

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Living with type 1 diabetes since 1987.
Willcox, AZ
Prednisone shot put my sugar through the roof for a month. PA was fired for giving the shot without checking that I was diabetic. I just had to use much more insulin. For a long time.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1983.
Prescott, AZ
Wow & yikes! Pulmonary doc just said oh yeah, you're T1D so check your blood. After your ONE? Shit of prednisone how long we're your sugars so high?

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1983.
Prescott, AZ
One SHOT, I mean!

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1987.
Willcox, AZ
The first few days were the worst but it stayed higher than normal for over a month.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1987.
Willcox, AZ
I wasn't on a pump when it happened so I used a lot of insulin but it didn't seem to bring it down the way it should have it usually did.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1983.
Prescott, AZ
Wow again. And it was just one shot? Tonight will be my 4th dose and I haven't been able to chat with endo or pulmonary doc since I started it on Friday, not in office until tomorrow morning

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1983.
Prescott, AZ
Any other asthmatic Type 1 diabetics out there? What do you all usually do in regard to inhalers and prednisone pills?

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2012.
Mansfield, CT
Asthmatic T1D. I don't do prednisone. There are far better medications out there like antileukotriene (i.e., zafirlukast) or even inhaled steroids, if you prefer steroids.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1983.
Prescott, AZ
Thank you,**** I want to definitely ask pulmonary doc about alternatives. He didn't seem all that concerned that I was T1D. :(

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1996.
Carlsbad, CA
When I do prednisone pills I do 200% basal and correction for two days. Then 175% the next day. Then 150,125,125 and back to normal. Check twice or thrice as much.

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