Hello all. I'm now down to 5mg prednisolone after 2 years of PMR and trying hard to reduce on DSNS. I've put on a good stone on top of what was already an overweight body. I read with interest the other day of a forum member who had great success with the blood sugar diet. I read up on it and thought it sounded interesting. OK, I said, let's do it and I started by checking my fasting blood sugar with my husband's kit. To my horror it was 7.2. This morning it was 8 . In spite of my weight it was always normal in the past as I have a pretty healthy diet favouring whole grains, veg and fruit . Today I initiate the BSD and the scare has been a wake up call for me. My question is - can pred-induced diabetes be managed in this way or is it less responsive. The diet is 800 calories per day with practically zero carbohydrates and built in exercise.
I so don't want any more medication, but I have written to my GP telling her of my levels and my diet. I just don't want to wait for an appointment before I get started.