I have been off the prednisone for quite some time. I KNOW the prednisone raises the sugar way high. That's why Doc put me on the Metformin The prednisone had plenty of time to metabolize before I stopped the Metformin but the numbers continued to be higher than usual and erratic. I also figured that since the steroids lower the body's immune system that was the reason I developed a sinus infection. It will not go away like in the past,however.
The "borderline" case was pre-existing before the treatment for gout. ( I noticed, in my initial question,I left out a line. After my blood sugar stabilized at 225 (100 points higher than right before I started the prednisone) I went back on the Metformin to see if it would go back to 122 or lower as Doc wanted it at 100. It (blood sugar) began to rise again. Up to 365. After the second day is when my nose began to run..non-stop..especially after eating. Also,it didn't matter what I ate. A banana or apple or raw asparagus...anything ingested increased the flow that was sometimes bloody. Not heavy bleeding like an injury but light bloody streaks like a wound seeping after having scabbed over.
I still don't know why my sugar went back up 200 points after going back on the Metformin !!
You're not getting it !! The prednisone was out of my system. The Metformin was out of my system. Then ,after my sugar had stabilized at 225 (100 points higher than it was after the first 3 days of prednisone,when I started the Metformin) I went BACK on the Metformin and my blood sugar went BACK up !! So basically,It's like starting the Metformin without ever having been on prednisone, and my sugar went up instead of down.