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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.
- GC-induced hyperglycemia: diabetes-range hyperglycemia in subjects who have normal glucose tolerance when not taking GC.