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Are There Any Side Effects Of Taking Prednisone?

i am taking 10 mgs. of prednisone prescribed by my dr. and am being treated for induced diabetes which was attributed to my taking prednisone, which i am taking for treatment of giant cell temp. arteritis. I started taking 60mgs. a day in April and I am down to 10mgs. now. My question is can the predn. make me have A SWEET ODOR COMING FROM MY PORES.
Thu, 25 Feb 2021
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Hello,

- It looks like your doctor is appropriately tapering down your steroids and treating the steroid induced diabetes
- Uncontrolled blood sugars can cause sugar to be passed in your urine, but it is uncommon for it to affect your sweat
- I would suggest you have a repeat blood test for sugars
- Try to check your sugars at home with the finger stick device as well

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Pranav Balakrishnan, General & Family Physician
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Are There Any Side Effects Of Taking Prednisone?

Hello, - It looks like your doctor is appropriately tapering down your steroids and treating the steroid induced diabetes - Uncontrolled blood sugars can cause sugar to be passed in your urine, but it is uncommon for it to affect your sweat - I would suggest you have a repeat blood test for sugars - Try to check your sugars at home with the finger stick device as well Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Pranav Balakrishnan, General & Family Physician