Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

From Kingston, New York, USA:

Can prednisone cause type 1 diabetes in a person who has no family history of diabetes?


Prednisone has the capacity to mobilise protein in the body to form glucose. Depending on the dose, this may just produce a temporary form of diabetes. However, over time and if insulin production is already stressed by any form of prediabetes, permanent insulin insufficiency can result, irrespective of a negative family history.


Original posting 8 May 2003
Posted to Research: Causes and Prevention


  Home Return to Top

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:46
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2015. Comments and Feedback.