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    Leuky asked a questionLeukemia

    Does chemotherapy affect your blood sugar levels?

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      SandiA

      I know steroids do? I couldn’t figure out why my levels were so high and they said it was the steroids

      about 1 month ago
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      I was prescribed dexamethasone (Decadron®) along with my chemotherapy. This is a steroid and did cause my blood sugar levels to increase.

      about 1 month ago
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      Short-term, it is not so bad. Long-term, it can continue the type II diabetes, as well as induce osteoporosis, cataracts, skin thinning and a host of other co-morbidities. Currently, there is nothing to replace steroids, as they not only fight the cancer, but reduce the inflammation which helps tumors grow. Sadly, until science arrives at a better solution, we simply have to endure it.

      about 1 month ago
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    Do you have family that just ignores you since your diagnosis? I have been in the hospital 4 times.....

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      I am so sorry you are going through this. Like others I had some family members that really stepped in and helped in ways I couldn’t image and then there were some that acted like they didn’t care. Same with friends. People I thought would always be there really weren’t and others amazed me by how much they supported me. I am not sure why people don’t show up. Maybe they don’t know what to say not sure. But if they ask me I would say just allow me to be myself. That’s really all I need is for you to be there. ((Hugs))

      about 1 month ago
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      Leuky, I'm sorry you are going through this. Is it possible they don't realize that you need them, and they've not experienced any close family sickness before?

      Just in case, what I would do is start by emailing each of them, preferably as a group message first to save your energy. Tell them how you feel, EVERYTHING including how you are heartbroken, and ask them to visit you and call or email you. I expect they will oblige and you will reap many rewards.

      Wishing you the best, Leuky!

      about 1 month ago
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      If you have a church family or a neighborhood group, I hope they are calling and visiting. I'm saying a prayer for you, Leuky.

      about 1 month ago