I went to urgent care today to take care of a really bad case of asthma that I have been battling over this winter season. I just got dianogosed today and am feeling much better. My asthma got so bad that I needed a breathing treatment and my regular doctor wasn't able to see me right away. The doctor at urgent care is aware of my diabetes but he put me on prednisone--a steriod used for my asthma inflamation. In addition, I'm on the Z-pack of antiobitotics (a possible broncial infection), and the abuteral inahler. He told me to watch my sugars closley and to possibly up my insulin. Right now I'm on 24 of Lantus and a 10-1 ratio of humalog to cover my meals...plus extra bolus for my highs. I tested a few minutes ago and the medicine put me in the mid 200s, I corrected, but I have a feeling the next few days are going to be a struggle...in terms of highs. Anyone else been on this medicine? How much did you increase your basal?
any other advice?