Listen for Signs of High Blood Sugar in Diabetes Patients Taking a Steroid

Questions are coming up about how to manage patients with diabetes who need a SHORT course of corticosteroids (prednisone, etc).

Most patients with diabetes taking oral steroids will have a blood glucose bump that can occur as early as after the first dose.

This can also happen after injectable steroids...or possibly with topical steroids, especially when high-potency agents, longer courses, or large amounts are used.

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