Category: Respiratory

Inhaled Corticosteroids (aka puffers) Increase Diabetes Risk & Progression

The use of inhaled corticosteroids, whether for asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), increases the likelihood of diabetes onset and diabetes progression. Current use of inhaled corticosteroids was associated with a significant 34% increase in the rate of diabetes and with a 34% increase in the rate of diabetes progression, according to the report.

Source: Am J Med. Posted online September 27, 2010.

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