I have rheumatoid arthritis. I have taken prednisone on and off most of my life with either the packs, daily, or shots for sore joints. The last few years I have been on prednisone constantly and developed type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol. Also all the other lovely side effects of steroids, e.g., facial hair, hump on back.
I have tried different diets so I didn't have to go on meds for diabetes, (I was not a refined carb eater until I tried being a vegan). I waited a whole year. I had to go off RA meds for another side effect so there’s no way could I go off steroids. I still haven't dealt with the cholesterol. The diet worked a little for the cholesterol, but I think the damage is done, and I need a pill for diabetes.