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How does cortizone stay in the body after injection for

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How long does cortizone stay in the body after injection for cold/flu congestion? The reason I ask is that my son is type 1 diabetic and is having some 500+ blood sugar readings. He has been adjusting his insulin but is having difficulty getting enough insulin to bring the sugar down. He is very brittle and is super cautious about getting his sugars down too low.
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Why would you be prescribed cortizone injection for Flu/ cold?

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I would be very cautious in using cortizone in an uncontrolled diabetic, since the benefits may be outweighed by the risks in this situation

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Generally the effect of cortizone on blood sugar would not last for more than a few days

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Thank you so much, Dr. My son is getting back to normal and is feeling fine.
You are most welcome,
Glad to know that he is getting better :)
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