When I saw my orthopedist on Friday, I was sure he said he was prescribing a topical glucocorticosteroid for my ankle tendonitis to be applied at physical therapy (I’ve been doing physical therapy since December with very little progress so hoping this will “jumpstart” some progress). I even double-checked and asked “will it raise my bloodsugar? I am diabetic,” and he said "No."
I got a call from the pharmacy today saying my injectable steroid is not going to be ready until tomorrow. I had to ask them if they were sure that was what was prescribed and they said it was a vial, which has to be injected. So now I’m freaking out that I won’t be able to use this medication (administered by a physical therapist) and if I do I’ll have some crazy high BG’s.
I was on an oral steroid a few years ago for tendonitis in my wrist (I couldn’t move it, it was so bad) and my primary care physician said “just increase your insulin.” I was in the 300-400 range the whole week I was on it, no matter what I did, even with the tapering dose.
What sort of experience do other people have with (glucocortico- or cortico-) steroids for inflammation?