Screening for diabetes in patients with inflammatory rheumatological disease administered long-term prednisolone: a cross-sectional study.

@article{Burt2012ScreeningFD,
  title={Screening for diabetes in patients with inflammatory rheumatological disease administered long-term prednisolone: a cross-sectional study.},
  author={Morton G Burt and Venecia M Willenberg and Carolyn J. Petersons and Malcolm Douglas Smith and Michael John Ahern and Stephen N. Stranks},
  journal={Rheumatology},
  year={2012},
  volume={51 6},
  pages={1112-9}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to assess the effect of long-term prednisolone on fasting and post-glucose load glucose concentration in patients with inflammatory rheumatological disease. We hypothesized that prednisolone would predominantly increase post-glucose load glucose concentration and that fasting glucose would have poor sensitivity as a screening test for diabetes in patients receiving chronic prednisolone therapy. METHODS In a cross-sectional study of subjects with inflammatory… CONTINUE READING