Skip to content

    Announcements

    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!


    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    High blood glucose numbers due to cortisone shot
    avatar
    An_253729 posted:
    I had a cortisone shot in my right knee this afternoon. When I checked my numbers at dinnertime they were up over 300. I take Novolog and took 4 extra units. My head is pounding and I feel terrible. Anyone else ever experience this. What other symtoms should I expect? Any information would be very much appreciated.
    Reply
     
    avatar
    An_251837 responded:
    This happens sometimes after a steroid shot. If your numbers are still high, you should discuss this with your doctor asap.

    Steroids can also affect blood pressure. You should be checking that as well.

    Again, if you are still having difficulties you need to contact your doctor.


    Helpful Tips

    Tip for Less Severe Neuropathy Symptoms
    I was diagnosed with Type 2 over eight years ago and have been lucky enough to control my disease with weight loss, diet and exercise ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    1 of 1 found this helpful

    Expert Blog

    Conquering Diabetes - Michael Dansinger, MD

    Dr. Michael Dansinger provides thoughtful tips for those with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes who want to reclaim their health...Read More

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.