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I'm posting on behalf of husband (he's not good on computer or keyboard) and we also look for info on the Polymyalgia Rheumatica forum.
July 12th he was admitted to Rapid Assessment [u]U[/u]nit ater Gp appointmnet ans blood test results - diagnosis PMR + GCA. He was in for 3 days and saw "hordes" of Drs etc.
Prednisolone was prescribed while he was there and a blood test just prior to discharge showed raised blood glucose (don't know what level he didn't ask and wanted to get out!) and Gliclazide 40mg daily was prescribed. He was advised to have "random blood tests" but our GP says they have moved to HbA1c at 3 monthly intervals.
A sample was taken 4weeks after discharge and 40mg Prednisolone daily. So the 3 months covered by the test will be 2/3 prior to Pred and 1/3 after.
He's now been asked to go to the Health Centre for 1/2 hour appointment with nurse re diabetic check/management.
A PMR blood test result should be in shortly and he may well be told to start reducing the Pred (I gather this is the general procedure and likely to take several months at least). Hopefully this will result in gradually reducing blood glucose levels.
Does anyone on this forum have any experience in this fieeld or should we just follow the PMR forum?
apologies if post inappropriate)
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