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. , TAŞKIRAN B., Bilge S. Y. , Bilgin M. , Korkmaz C.

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

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 67
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2019.03.012
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.33-39


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.