Drug - Induced Diabetes Mellitus in Oghara, Delta State, Nigeria


  • Awusi V


Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension


Diabetes mellitus can result from drugs or chemicals among other causes. The drugs include anti- hypertensives and corticosteroids. And considering that diuretics and diuretic-containing anti- hypertensive formulations works better in blacks, these drugs are prescribed extensively; therefore, drug-induced diabetes maybe frequent in our environment. Three patients with drug-induced diabetes are reported in this case series. All were on high doses of thiazide diuretic drugs and beta-blockers. Strategies to reduce the risk of drug-induced diabetes mellitus are suggested.

Author Biography

Awusi V

Department of Family Medicine,

Delta State University,

Abraka, Nigeria.


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How to Cite

Awusi , V. (2020). Drug - Induced Diabetes Mellitus in Oghara, Delta State, Nigeria. African Journal of Tropical Medicine and Biomedical Research, 1(3), 72-74. Retrieved from https://www.ajtmbr.org.ng/index.php/home/article/view/19