Start Submission Become a Reviewer

Reading: Glucocorticoid induced hyperglycaemia


A- A+
Alt. Display

Clinical Updates

Glucocorticoid induced hyperglycaemia


M I Weerakkody ,

Senior Registrar in Endocrinology, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo, LK
X close

N P Somasundaram

Consultant Endocrinologist, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo, LK
X close


Modern medicine has discovered numerous benefits of supra-physiological doses of glucocorticoids, both as immunosuppressive as well as anti inflammatory agents. Hyperglycaemia is one important side effect of steroids, with a number of unresolved issues on its diagnosis and management. This article describes important points regarding the pathophysiology and diagnosis of steroid induced hyperglycaemia. It also discusses a practical approach to its management.


Sri Lanka Journal of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism 2012; 2: 25-27


How to Cite: Weerakkody, M.I. and Somasundaram, N.P., 2012. Glucocorticoid induced hyperglycaemia. Sri Lanka Journal of Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2(1), pp.25–27. DOI:
Published on 19 May 2012.
Peer Reviewed


  • PDF (EN)

    comments powered by Disqus