Prednisone and I have a love / hate relationship, at best. I started and finished this course with the usual range of side effects, including CF-related diabetes. In the past, I've had to treat blood sugars while on Prednisone (with insulin) but my sugars tended to normalize once the course was complete.
Apparently my pancreas has decided that it doesn't want to participate in this little game any longer. I'm now an official insulin-pen carrying, blood sugar checking member of the diabetes world. Of course, CF-related diabetes is something that tends to be expected as Cystic Gal's age gracefully, but it wasn't something I planned on encountering anytime soon.
Speaking of planning, I'm fast discovering in the diabetic world that daily life requires some amount of planning, scheduling, and thinking ahead. As living by a "schedule" is the bane of my existence, it's taken some time to adjust to this new lifestyle. Of course, having experienced a few true diabetic "lows" over the past week has proved to be a great source of inspiration in getting with the program.
Along with "di-a-beet-us" (so said Wilford Brimley), I've been dealing with high blood pressure. The prevailing opinion is that the high blood pressure is because of, and/or related to the diabetes and that with control of one will come control of the other. But until it normalizes, I'm taking a small dose of blood pressure medicine once a day.
Learning to manage diabetes in the hospital was much easier than doing so at home. Rightfully so, when your food is delivered to you three times a day on
Other than that, life is good and quickly returning to normal. Here's to another round of good health bolstered by an extra dose of healthy eating.