What is the optimal time for measuring glucose concentration to detect steroid-induced hyperglycemia in patients with rheumatic diseases?

Cansu G. B., Cansu D. U., Taskiran B., Bilge S. Y., Bilgin M., Korkmaz C.

CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY, vol.67, pp.33-39, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 67
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2019.03.012
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.33-39
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: No


Objective: Corticosteroids may cause hyperglycemia and diabetes mellitus (DM). Development of DM during long-term steroid use has been well studied; however, data regarding the short-term effects of steroid therapy are scarce. In this study, we aimed to detect the actual time of short-term steroid-induced hyperglycemia in patients without previous impaired glucose metabolism, and the ideal time (which day and in relation to meals) of glucose measurement.