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Steroid Included Diabetes – Causes, Risk Factors, Symptoms and Treatment

Steroids and Diabetes

Corticosteroids, also known as steroids, are man-made versions of hormones that the body naturally produces. They are often used for alleviating inflammation in the body as well as reducing symptoms of many health issues, such as inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, cystic fibrosis, severe asthma, and several forms of cancers. There are many different kinds of steroids. Depending on the purpose, they can be prescribed by doctors in different forms. High doses tend to be injected or orally taken, and would affect levels of blood sugar. [1]

Diabetes is an umbrella terms for a group of conditions that affect how the body processes glucose or sugar in the blood. Glucose plays an important part in overall health as it is the main source of energy for the body cells, which make up the tissues and muscles. People with diabetes may have excess sugar levels in the blood. If left untreated, this may result in serious health issues. Gestational diabetes and prediabetes are types of diabetes that can be reversed. Chronic types include type 1 and type 2 diabetes. [2]