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From Kingston, New York, USA:

Can prednisone cause type 1 diabetes in a person who has no family history of diabetes?


Prednisone has the capacity to mobilise protein in the body to form glucose. Depending on the dose, this may just produce a temporary form of diabetes. However, over time and if insulin production is already stressed by any form of prediabetes, permanent insulin insufficiency can result, irrespective of a negative family history.


Original posting 8 May 2003
Posted to Research: Causes and Prevention


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