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GLICLAZIDE THERAPY IS ASSOCIATED WITH POTENTIATION OF POSTBINDING INSULIN ACTION IN OBESE, NON-INSULIN-DEPENDENT DIABETIC SUBJECTS

G WARD, LC HARRISON, J PROIETTO, P AITKEN, A NANKERVIS

DIABETES | AMER DIABETES ASSOC | Published : 1985

Abstract

Six obese, non-insulin-dependent diabetic subjects were studied before and 3 mo after treatment with the sulfonylurea gliclazide, 40-80 mg b.i.d. Fasting plasma glucose fell significantly from 13.4 +/- 1.6 (SEM) to 8.6 +/- 1.2 mmol/L, accompanied by a significant reduction from 40.6 +/- 3.7 to 29.8 +/- 2.8 mM X h of the plasma glucose response to 75 g oral glucose. Fasting plasma insulin showed a nonsignificant increase from 24.8 +/- 2.0 to 31.3 +/- 2.3 mU/L. The percent specific binding of tracer 125I-insulin to erythrocytes and monocytes did not change significantly (from 9.8 +/- 1.7 to 8.5 +/- 0.7 for erythrocytes and 1.7 +/- 0.3 to 1.6 +/- 0.4 for monocytes). Glucose utilization was meas..

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