Content from MedPage Today -- Respiratory Drug Boosts Diabetes Risk

Inhaled corticosteroids modestly increase the risk of diabetes onset and progression, especially when given at high doses, researchers found.

Diabetes incidence among respiratory disease patients was 34 percent higher among those on inhaled corticosteroids (95 percent CI 1.29 to 1.39), Samy Suissa, PhD, of Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, and colleagues reported in the November issue of the American Journal of Medicine.

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