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A 20-year-old female asked:

Hi doctors, how could corticosteroids cause diabetes mellitus ?

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 50 years experience
Raises blood sugar: Raises blood sugar and that increase may overwhelm the body's response.
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Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 23 years experience
See below: In addition to the above, it causes weight gain which impairs your body's insulin.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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