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From a physician in California, USA:

In a healthy person, could epidural steroid injections cause diabetes? Not prolonged use, just one or two injections.


I do not think that one or two steroid injections cause diabetes. If a person receives steroids and gets high blood sugars, there is a good chance that person already had diabetes that was not previously diagnosed, or they were at increased risk to develop diabetes before the steroids.


Original posting 27 Mar 2001
Posted to Research: Causes and Prevention


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