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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:53 am    Post subject: diabetes Reply with quote

Has anyone been diagnosed with Diabetes when taking Budsenmide?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a tough question because most budesonide treatments usually don't last but a few months. It takes much longer for diabetes to develop, as a rule. But there's no question that corticosteroids increase the risk of developing diabetes. IMO that happens because they deplete magnesium, and chronic magnesium deficiency causes insulin resistance, which can lead to diabetes if not corrected.

There's a short article about this very topic in the last issue of the Microscopic Colitis Foundation Newsletter. Here's a direct link to a PDF of the article:

http://www.microscopiccolitisfoundation.org/upl...ume_2_issue_2.pdf

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:28 pm    Post subject: Diabetes Reply with quote

I have been on Budensonide for about 1 year. I am down to 3mg per day. I am still having problems. I don't have any energy. I read about the Diabetes and I am concerned I might have it.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MJ,

Something in your diet (either a food or cross-contamination) is almost surely causing the persistent symptoms.

Lack of energy is a very common symptom of MC. The immune system consumes a lot of energy fighting the inflammation and trying to heal it. But your immediate problem is probably due to magnesium deficiency. Or it may be due to a vitamin D deficiency. Do you know your vitamin D test level? IBDs deplete both magnesium and vitamin D due to the malabsorption problem that they cause. The corticosteroids (such as budesonide) that are used to treat IBDs deplete magnesium and vitamin D. Virtually all MC patients have a magnesium deficiency, and most have a vitamin D deficiency (unless they're taking a supplement).

Both magnesium deficiency and vitamin D deficiency cause low energy levels. Another common cause of low energy is a low iron level. Is your ferritin level well up in the normal range? Increasing one's iron level is difficult, because most iron supplements cause digestive system problems. Because of that, it often takes many months (or a year or so) to resolve an iron deficiency. Correcting vitamin D and magnesium deficiencies is usually much easier, but it still tends to take several months.

Another possibility is iron deficiency anemia (iron deficiency caused by a deficiency of vitamin B-12. IBDs also slowly deplete the B vitamins. Are you taking any vitamin B-12?

If you are having other symptoms (or lab test results) that indicate possible prediabetes, then it should be checked out, but I can tell you from personal experience that a chronic magnesium deficiency can cause the clinical symptoms of diabetes or prediabetes. And yes, a magnesium deficiency can eventually lead to diabetes. But it's unlikely that it would develop in a year unless you were already in a condition known as prediabetes before you started the budesonide treatment. IMO the fact that you have been taking budesonide for about a year virtually guarantees that you have a magnesium deficiency by now, unless you have been taking a substantial magnesium supplement (the RDA or above).

If you aren't already taking them, I would try some vitamin D and magnesium supplements, and get my iron level checked to rule out iron deficiency/iron deficiency anemia. The low-carb diet that most of us here follow also prevents/treats diabetes/prediabetes.

I hope that some of this is helpful.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:47 pm    Post subject: Vitamins Reply with quote

I am not taking any vitamins at the present time. How much magnesium and vitamin D should I be taking?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most of us take 300400 mg of magnesium, preferably in the form of magnesium glycinate, but some take more. Some use topically-applied magnesium in the form of magnesium oil or lotion, or Epsom salt foot soaks, for part of the magnesium if they don't tolerate that much oral magnesium well.

Most of us take from 3,0005,000 IU of vitamin D. Some take more, some take less.

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