Which dietary measures may help prevent diabetes mellitus in patients with giant cell arteritis (GCA) (temporal arteritis)?

Updated: Sep 10, 2020
  • Author: Mythili Seetharaman, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Patients with GCA who are on steroid therapy should be monitored carefully for the steroid-related complications of diabetes mellitus, hypertension, peripheral edema, and weight gain. Management of dietary sugar, salt, and caloric intake may help to prevent such complications.

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