I had a huge set of bloods done last week as we may now be looking at lupus as well as RA. However, one result jumped out at me - my blood glucose levels were high. Normal range is between 3.something and 6.something. Mine were 8.0 at 10.a.m. without eating anything since the previous evening. I understand that there is something called steroid-induced diabetes and, given that diabetes is rife on my maternal mothers side, could it be this developing? I had two steroid injections about 3 weeks ago and have been taking oral steroids daily since (3 tablets per day for 2 weeks, dropping to 2 tablets per day for 4 weeks) until my next rheumy appt. Have to say that since dropping to 2 tabs per day, my hands, wrists and knees are starting to seize up again, so not looking hopeful.
Anybody any experience of this type of diabetes?