Diabetes & Lupus
Okay I have another question..I was wondering if anyone has developed diabetes after they were diagnosed with lupus? The reason why I'm asking is that I was once told by one of my doctors awhile back that it could be a possibilty that I could get diabetes..both my parents are diabetic which I'm sure I could possibly be a candidate. I have a glucose meter & I check it, but it reads in the right range. But yet, when I eat certain foods I feel lightheaded & kinda nauseated. So I didn't know if anyone one else might feel that way or even if its related to diabetes. Any feedback would be appreciated.
Hi Social Butterfly;
The only connection that I've heard of between Lupus and Diabetes is steroid-induced diabetes in Lupus patients. This is a condition in which your body does not produce enough insulin to maintain a normal blood glucose (sugar) level. Long-term use of corticosteroids may cause diabetes, which must be treated in the same way as it is for other people with diabetes.
If you are diagnosed with steroid-induced diabetes, ask your doctor or nurse to refer you to a diabetes education program. These programs help newly diagnosed people with diabetes learn about diabetes and manage their condition so that they continue to live a healthy and productive life.
Peace and Blessings