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Steroid-induced Diabetes

Elias K. Spanakis, M.D., Rachel Derr, M.D.
Steroid-induced Diabetes is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide.

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  • Glucocorticoids (GC) such as prednisone, dexamethasone and hydrocortisone, are potent anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive agents, thus effective for treating a wide spectrum of diseases.
  • Hyperglycemia, primarily resulting from impaired glucose transport into muscles, is a common adverse effect[11].
  • GC-induced hyperglycemia: diabetes-range hyperglycemia in subjects who have normal glucose tolerance when not taking GC.

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Last updated: June 1, 2016


Spanakis, Elias K, and Rachel Derr. "Steroid-induced Diabetes." Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide, 2016. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547138/all/Steroid_induced_Diabetes.
Spanakis EK, Derr R. Steroid-induced Diabetes. Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide. 2016. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547138/all/Steroid_induced_Diabetes. Accessed July 24, 2019.
Spanakis, E. K., & Derr, R. (2016). Steroid-induced Diabetes. In Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547138/all/Steroid_induced_Diabetes
Spanakis EK, Derr R. Steroid-induced Diabetes [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide. ; 2016. [cited 2019 July 24]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547138/all/Steroid_induced_Diabetes.
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