whether hyperglycemia can occur with non-oral corticosteroids

We're getting questions about whether hyperglycemia can occur with non-oral corticosteroids...topical, inhaled, or local injections.

Hyperglycemia is less likely when corticosteroids are given by these routes instead of systemically...but can still occur in susceptible patients.

Topical steroids can cause hyperglycemia when used in chronic or high doses...especially for diffuse conditions such as psoriasis.

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