Journal article

Coated-platelet levels in patients with Type 1 and with Type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Alicia J Jenkins, Albina K Gosmanova, Timothy J Lyons, Kerri D May, Azar Dashti, Mary Z Baker, Leann Olansky, Chris E Aston, George L Dale

Diabetes Res Clin Pract | Published : 2008

Abstract

Coated-platelet levels were quantified in 58 people with Type 1 diabetes, 90 with Type 2 diabetes, and 54 non-diabetic controls. In diabetes high coated-platelet levels were related to smoking and glucose control drugs, but not to glycaemia or other drugs. Prospective studies should evaluate coated-platelets and complications and drug effects.