|To Your Good Health: Cortisone injections safe for diabetics|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
DEAR DR. ROACH: My mom is nearing 90 and recently developed an arthritic hip, which is curtailing her activities. She has Type 2 (no insulin) diabetes. The orthopedic doctor we saw gave her the choices of hip replacement surgery (no!), therapy or a cortisone injection. We almost proceeded with the cortisone injection, until I found out that it can elevate oneís sugar levels. Iím getting conflicting reports of how high the levels can go and for how long. She is not overweight (132 pounds and 5 feet, 1 inch tall) and is allergic to sulfur and penicillin.
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