Journal article

VALIDATION OF A PRACTICAL INVIVO INSULIN DOSE-RESPONSE CURVE IN MAN

J PROIETTO, M HAREWOOD, P AITKEN, A NANKERVIS, G CARUSO, F ALFORD

METABOLISM-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL | W B SAUNDERS CO | Published : 1982

Abstract

To adequately investigate the state of insulin resistance, an insulin dose-response curve should be constructed so that insulin sensitivity (right shift of dose-response curve) and insulin responsiveness (maximal response) can be determined. This paper describes and validates in man a practical in vivo insulin dose-response curve technique, using a modification of the euglycaemic clamp described by De Fronzo et al. Insulin action at steady state was expressed as metabolic clearance rate of glucose (MCRG) rather than overall rate of glucose disappearance (M or Rd). MCRG was chosen because at plasma insulin concentrations greater than 25 microunits/ml it was shown (n = 5) not to be altered by ..

View full abstract

University of Melbourne Researchers