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    I am interested in finding out if steroid induced diabetes goes away after the treatment stops for those whose gluclose readings are in the pre-diabetic phase?

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    Hi Susansom. I don't have that answer for you but I am sure someone will come along with the answer soon. I did want to welcome you to WHL. I look forward to getting to know you
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    Hi Susansmom,

    I am not a doctor, but I do have type 2 diabetes. I am 100% off meds for that and completely diet/excersize controlled at the moment which is not to say that in the future that will be the same. I have gotten my BS to within "pre-diabetes" limits and have gone to some diabetes ed classes to learn more about this disease. The first thing they told us in that class is that there really is no such thing as "pre-diabetes" from a clinically point of view. It's more like really well controlled diabetes. They also said that we (diabetics) should never ever take steriods b/c of it's nature to raise BS levels. I have had to remind my doctors from time to time that I can't take them. I do use a steriod inhaler as needed but that works differently on your blood stream than oral pills. The best answer I can give you is that if you (or Susan) is actively working with your doctor you can lower your BS levels again, but it really is dependent on diet and exersize.
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    Hi Susansom,
    I'm sorry but i've not got the answer to your question but would like to welcome you to the WHL and what a lovely family we all are.

    All the best Terri xxx

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    It is not unusual for steroid treatment to precipitate type 1 or type 2 diabetes in a person. Especially if that person was already in the process of developing it. However, doctors are not always able to determine whether steroid diabetes will be permanent or if it will go away when the steroids are finished. But, generally, steroid diabetes (without preexisting type 1 or 2 diabetes) will resolve itself upon the termination of corticosteroid treatment. While this is generally the case, it does not always hold true for everyone.

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