i have been diagnosed over 30yrs. i wasn't on predinisone for 30yrs and my lungs r severly damaged, and now have other problems as a result of not taking predinison. presently, i am on a low dosage.to maintain what lung capacity that i have. good luck. sarcoid is a chronic illness that one must learn to live with. i believe in die/nutrition. that is my concern now. what should i be eating.