Steroid-induced diabetes mellitus

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What is steroid-induced diabetes mellitus?

Steroids (corticosteroids or glucocorticoids) are a group of commonly used medications that can have effects on blood glucose for those who have diabetes as well as for those who don’t. Steroids increase “insulin resistance” making the insulin less effective.

Common symptoms reported by people with steroid-induced diabetes mellitus

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with steroid-induced diabetes mellitus

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Glucophage)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Panafcortelone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1

Data from patients with steroid-induced diabetes mellitus, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with steroid-induced diabetes mellitus

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Glucophage)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Panafcortelone)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with steroid-induced diabetes mellitus, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has steroid-induced diabetes mellitus on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 6
30s 4
40s 10
50s 8
60s 8
70+ 5
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

70% Female
30% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 20
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from steroid-induced diabetes mellitus patients who have completed their condition history
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