High dose inhaled corticosteroids and dose dependent loss of diabetic control.

@article{Faul1998HighDI,
  title={High dose inhaled corticosteroids and dose dependent loss of diabetic control.},
  author={John L Faul and William Patrick Tormey and V. J. Tormey and Conor M. Burke},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={1998},
  volume={317 7171},
  pages={1491}
}
We report a case of loss of diabetic control in a patient given high doses of inhaled fluticasone propionate for asthma. A 67 year old man who had had asthma for 10 years was referred for respiratory assessment. He had had noninsulin dependent diabetes mellitus for 40 years and was taking glibenclamide 5 mg and metformin 1700 mg daily. Glycaemic control was monitored every six weeks in an outpatient clinic using the percentage of glycated haemoglobin (haemoglobin A1c) (Corning-Drew Glycomat low… CONTINUE READING
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