I had a serious run in with Oedeema a couple of months back. My neph checked me and said the fluid was nearly up to mid thigh and my lungs were also filling.. He did an echo of my heart , some leaky valves but not congestive heart failure . He did echos of my liver pancreas and kidneys. No nasties and no ascites. My protein loss and nephrotic syndrome is being held in check by cyclosporine , He asked me to take 5mg daily of prednisone till further notice. My liver functions that were in the red returned to the black and I was controlling my oedema with double diuretics and a litre a day fluid restrictions.. I took myself off the pred last week. By our method in Australia bs of 5.8 is normal . Mine suddenly shot up into the 10-15 range. I was not eating anything naughty and was still taking my 1000 mg of metformin a day. Prednisone is my kryptonite. I am going to have words with my neph when I next see him , he should know better , long term high dose pred is what tipped me in to type diabetes at the start. Ron.