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Steroid-induced hyperglycaemia

Steroid-induced hyperglycaemia

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Time to Complete

1.00 hour


September 7, 2016


November 14, 2017

Programme Description

This article by Dr Pipin Singh discusses the risk of steroid-induced hyperglycaemia in patients with or without diabetes. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include symptoms of hyperglycaemia, non-diabetic patients at risk of steroid-induced diabetes, managing patients on insulin who require steroids and controlling blood glucose in patients at the end of life.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Assess which patients are at increased risk of steroid-induced diabetes
  • Understand when additional monitoring is needed in a patient taking steroids
  • Manage patients on insulin who require steroids
  • Author

    Activity and test author
    Dr Pipin Singh


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1 learning credit (1 hour learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required