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DIFFERENTIAL-EFFECTS OF INSULIN THERAPY ON HEPATIC AND PERIPHERAL INSULIN SENSITIVITY IN TYPE-2 (NON-INSULIN-DEPENDENT) DIABETES

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

DIABETOLOGIA | SPRINGER VERLAG | Published : 1982

Abstract

Hepatic glucose production and metabolic clearance rate of glucose were measured using (3-3H) glucose at steady state, basally and during two sequential 2 h insulin (25 and 40 mU . kg -1 . h -1)/glucose (2 and 3 mg. kg -1 . min -1) infusion periods. Eight diabetic subjects were studied before and after 1 week of twice daily insulin therapy; six control subjects matched for age, weight and degree of obesity were also studied. In the diabetic patients, pre-treatment hepatic glucose production was 20.0 +/- 2.2, 9.9 +/- 2.9, and 1.4 +/- 0.8 mu mol . kg -1 . min -1 respectively (+/- SEM) for each of the three periods, and fell significantly with treatment to 12.8 +/- 1.7, 4.0 +/- 1.5 and 1.9 +/- ..

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