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Steroidal Cream Raising Non-Diabetic Sibling's BS?

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by heamwdevine, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. heamwdevine

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    Do you think a topical steroidal cream for poison oak would raise my non diabetic son's fasting blood sugar to 131?? TRYING not to stress and worry and hoping it could be his body fighting the poison oak(it's really bad) + the topical steroidal cream, but in the back of my mind he's been going to the bathroom more lately.

    I checked him at 1:30 in the morning because we've been meaning to for weeks because he's been extra grumpy lately and going to the bathroom more. Then I realized maybe it's the cream but that's high I would think.

    I'll check again tomorrow in the middle of the night and see what happens.
     
  2. Sarah Maddie's Mom

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    From the packaging of a run of the mill prescription cream for poison ivy,

    "Manifestations of Cushing's syndrome, hyperglycemia, and glucosuria can also be produced in some patients by systemic absorption of topical corticosteroids while on therapy.'

    Personally, I'd refrain from testing while he's using the cream.:cwds:
     
  3. swellman

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    If it's prednisone then that alone could explain the grumpy - that stuff can make people belligerent.
     
  4. heamwdevine

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    It's triamcinolone acetonide cream. He was grumpy before the poison oak and peeing more than normal, but I agree, I better wait until this clears up to worry (not that that ever stops:cwds:)
     
  5. akgiauque

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    We have had lows (45) in our non D daughter. We freaked out but Or Ped told us it is common to have highs and lows in children, we just know because we check our kids while the rest of the world is clueless.
     
  6. Lee

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    Yes it can. I have used it and tested my BS ans have seen raised BS only to have the test return to normal soon after I stopped using steroids/cream.
     

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