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Are steroids advisable for a diabetic?

How would steroids react with someone who has diabetes and with a pinche nerve that travels down her leg , would it damage her nerves. I have had a total knee replacement back in June of 2017 and them stater with this pain of my lower back pain going down my leg
Tue, 16 Jan 2018
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Hello dear, thank you for using Healthcaremagic. If you use corticosteroids and have diabetes you will have elevated glucose levels, very high and difficulties in keeping normal glucose levels even with medication . Best regards.
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Are steroids advisable for a diabetic?

Hello dear, thank you for using Healthcaremagic. If you use corticosteroids and have diabetes you will have elevated glucose levels, very high and difficulties in keeping normal glucose levels even with medication . Best regards.