High potency topical corticosteroids may increase diabetes risk

Dermatologists have been warned about extended use of topical corticosteroids and their association with type 2 diabetes. While clinicians are usually aware that systemic corticosteroids can cause hyperglycaemia and glucosuria, a new European analysis suggests that prolonged use of potent topical corticosteroids may also have a diabetogenic effect via transdermal absorption. The Danish cohort study ...

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