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Has anyone shown that isoniazid (inh) causes diabetes mellitus?

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Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 35 years experience
No: Diabetes is a complication of obesity.
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 17 years experience
No: While isoniazid is associated with rise in in blood sugar as a side effect, that's a temporary effect - and *not* the same as saying that it causes diabetes, which is very different than saying a person has diabetes, where a person is no longer able to process sugar properly. There are no literature or data showing that isoniazid directly causes people to develop the disease of diabetes.

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