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Question by  laksumikarthikgmailcom (16)

Is prednisone a good medication to take if you have diabetes?

I have diabetes and need to know if I can take prednisone.


Answer by  sgriffrd (45)

Prednisone is a steroid and it can cause elevation in the blood sugar. Your doctor will adjust your blood sugar medications if you must take the prednisone.


Answer by  ToralDwivedi (606)

Prednisone is a corticosteroid and it is not given to diabetics because it elevates blood sugar level - i. e. induces hyperglycemia. Diabetics should also avoid skin creams and eye drops containing corticosteroid group of drugs.


Answer by  Melissa101010 (4405)

Prednisone is not a medicine for diabetes. Usually you would take a medicine like insulin, metformin, or glucophague. It will depend on what type of diabetes that you have on what medicine you need to take.


Answer by  ushudno76 (35)

Any thing that diabetic person eats has to be done carefully. Prednisolone in proper dose should be no problem. Do not take any medicine without doctor's advice

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