I am a Type 2 diabetic - I was given a steroid shot today in my left middle finger. the doctor said my number may go up - i just tested and it was over 200 - i am usually 120 or a little less. do i need to be concerned?
Hello, Welcome to justanswer and thank you for your question.Yes it is true that steroid injections can elevate the blood sugar levels.It occurs due to the reason that- steroids cause your liver to start manufacturing extra glucose to release into your blood, it raises blood sugar level.Take plenty of water, and have a re-check for blood sugar levels, after 3-4 hours.If it is raised even after 4 hours, then please see your doctor. Please click Green "ACCEPT" button on this page so that I get credit for my work. A BONUS is appreciated. If you have other questions, please ask them.
M.B.B.S, Experienced Family Physician