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prednisone/side effects

I was put on prednisone for stage 4 emphysema .I am also diabetic @ bood  sugars are higher than usual is this a side effect of prednisone,have 3 more days on prednisone should I stop?
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Steroids like prednisone do indeed increase blood sugar.  They are indicated for exacerbations of COPD but not for daily therapy on a chronic basis
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As the dr said, steroids do tend to raise blood sugar levels.  I would strongly advise that you be more careful with your diet when you are on steroids in the future.

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