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, cilt.67, ss.33-39, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


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.