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I have been given a course of 5 days for injections in

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i have been given a course of 5 days for injections in Turkey called dekort 1mg. My blood sugar levels have increased with change in my low cab diet which controls my diabetes so I am on no medicine/. Do you know if this dekort would put sugar levels up, I cant see any other reason, and how long will it take to leave the system? Thank you!
Submitted: 2 months ago.
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Expert:  DR. EHTISHAM replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  DR. EHTISHAM replied 2 months ago.

Sorry to hear about your problem. This is a side effect with the use of Dekort as it is a steroid (dexamethasone) and it can lead to a rise in blood glucose level. It is a potent steroid preparation and can lead to high blood sugar. Now as you have already discontinued the injection and you are not on any long term steroid therapy there is nothing to worry about. The maximum it can take for you to be at your normal blood glucose level will be between 1-2 weeks but even it can normalize earlier as it has a short half life of 3.5 hours and its duration of action can last up to 72 hours after which it fades away and the effects goes off the body.It causes a rise in blood sugar but on stopping the drug it returns to the baseline levels and no specific treatment is required. Only if you are on long term steroid therapy there is a risk of steroid induced diabetes which require treatment. So just relax as you will be fine soon

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