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 Diabetes  Holistic-online.com

Secondary Diabetes

Secondary Diabetes is used to describe several conditions that can give rise to diabetes.

In many such cases, the diabetes is a secondary condition that results from another disease, medication or chemical. Among the causes of secondary diabetes are:

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Pancreatic diseases (especially chronic pancreatitis in alcoholics)

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Hormonal abnormalities (including ones that result from the administration of steroids)

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Insulin-receptor disorders

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Drug or chemical-induced diabetes

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Certain genetic syndromes

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Certain prescription drugs may increase blood sugar levels to abnormally high levels. Examples are:

Glucocorticoids (used as anti-inflammatories)

Furosemide (a diuretic, used in blood pressure control)

Thiazide diuretics (used in blood-pressure control)

Estrogen-containing products (such as oral contraceptives and hormone replacement therapy)

Beta blockers (used to treat heart disorders)

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