I have been dx with giant cell arteritis on Oct 25th by primary doctor. This was after temporal bx, increased sed rate and crp. I was put on 60mg/day of prednisone. Labs were repeated one week later and greatly improved. My question is can I split that dose 30mg twice a day? I haev a rheumatology appt but not until the end of Dec. Should my labs be repeated before then? The primary Dr says to refer all questions to the rheumatologist-the rheumtologist won't address any questions until my first appt.. So caught beween the two. Worried about increase sugars also. Any suggestions?