I am waiting for Tocilzumab infusion to be approved since I moved back to Canada. I keep having flare up's as my last infusion was in the UK before I came here last December. The problem is my blood sugar levels are high and my GP is referring me to a specialist, I have an appointment in October. Today my readings were 7.4 before breakfast, 14.7 before lunch. I have been feeling lightheaded all day and very sleepy. I was OK over the weekend but started with a headache and earache on Sunday and continued with the flare up's. My blood sugar levels seem to increase when I get the flare up's. I felt strange tonight and couldn't fall asleep. I decided at 1.30am to test my blood, I am type 2, my GP wants me to test my blood due to me being put on a new medication which is for diabetes but can also effect my blood pressure. I was told if I become sick or my blood sugar/pressure drops to go to the hospital. Does anyone know how to get your blood sugar levels down when it is very high. It has been as high as 27 when I was in the hospital in the UK and they gave me insulin twice to lower the level. My GP asked if I wanted to start on insulin and I said no at least until I had seen the specialist. I was given this new medication Invokana which I have to take before I eat in the morning. I hope to be approved for the infusions so that I can start to reduce the steroids slowly and then hopefully come off them completely and no longer be diabetic and not have to have all the side effects these drugs have.
I hope everyone is not suffering too much with the RA tonight. We have a thunderstorm on its way which is probably why I am feeling the way I do tonight. Take care everyone and hope tomorrow will be a better day for all of us. Goodnight, Sue xx