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Question:

From St. Louis, Missouri, USA:

Can prednisone cause an elevated blood glucose in people who do not have diabetes? Is that a normal side effect or does this only occur in those with diabetes, diagnosed or not?

Answer:

Moderately elevated blood sugars are commonly seen when one takes prednisone -- even when they do not have diabetes. Persistent high blood sugars off of prednisone should be concerning.

MSB

[Editor's comment: Also, see Your doctor advises using steroids at the Diabetes Monitor. WWQ]

DTQ-20020713193730
Original posting 26 Jul 2002
Posted to Other Medications

  
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