Insulin resistance in alloxan-diabetic dogs: evidence for reversal following insulin therapy.
G Caruso, J Proietto, A Calenti, F Alford
Diabetologia | Published : 1983
Hepatic glucose production and peripheral glucose utilization were measured basally and during infusion of insulin (25 and 40 m U X kg-1 X h-1) in normal dogs and in insulin-deficient diabetic dogs, before and after a 10-14 day period of insulin treatment. Basal hepatic glucose production was significantly raised in the diabetic dogs (21.4 +/- 2.5 mumol X kg-1. min-1; p less than 0.005) compared with normal dogs (11.9 +/- 2.5 mumol X kg-1 X min-1) and fell by 20% in diabetic dogs following insulin treatment (17.4 +/- 3.0 mumol X kg-1 X min-1). However, in all groups, hepatic glucose production suppressed equally well during the low dose insulin infusions, suggesting that the raised hepatic g..View full abstract