Just wondering if a steroid shot (prednisone in this case) always shoots bg really high or does it just depend on the individual? My ds got poison ivy severely and had an allergic reaction ot it. His whole face swelled in the night and he woke up with his eyes almost swelled shut. He could see out of about 1/4 of one eye and a 1/3 of the other. He looked awful! I took him in immediately to the dr. and they gave him a steroid shot, but they were concerned about it shooting his bg in the 300+ range. Thankfully that didn't happen. They didn't put him on oral prednisone or a medrol shot or oral medrol because of fear of his bg skyrocketing. Ds is not dx'd at this point and if it is D, we are catching it early. He sees the peds endo towards the end of May. We are just on hold for now and have been told to check his bg two to three times daily. It took my ds all week for the poison ivy to go away and the rash still isn't totally healed, but the swelling in his face is down now.