Recently, it was brought to my attention that in my last post, there was a steroid that I didn’t include and one that should have! I could very easily justify my ‘goof’ by stating that I didn’t intend to list all them all. However PREDNISONE is such a big name, that it’s omission is tantamount to writing an article that was to include ‘x,’ ‘y’ and ‘z;’ and writing about of all BUT ‘x,’ ‘y’ and ‘z!’
So, the corticosteroid list should include PREDNISONE! 😆 and I can’t blame my error of omission, on anyone but me. Thank you to my dear friend, Pamela, for bringing this to my attention 🙂
There was also a side effect missing that is noteworthy (I must have been tired as I wrote). Steroids, like PrednisoneTM, cause an increase in blood sugar which does not bode well for people with diabetes or for people who are trying to heal wounds There is also a steroid-induced diabetes, gestational diabetes; so, despite the wonders that steroids can do, their benefits need to be weighedd carefully against their risks, and the smallest dose which will be effective, given.