Journal article

IMPAIRED INSULIN ACTION IN NEWLY DIAGNOSED TYPE-1 (INSULIN-DEPENDENT) DIABETES-MELLITUS

A NANKERVIS, J PROIETTO, P AITKEN, F ALFORD

DIABETOLOGIA | SPRINGER VERLAG | Published : 1984

Abstract

Hepatic and peripheral insulin sensitivity were investigated in five newly diagnosed Type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetic subjects before and after 1 week of twice daily insulin therapy. Eight weight-matched control subjects were also studied. Hepatic glucose production and glucose utilization were measured basally and during two sequential 2-h insulin (25 and 40 mU X kg-1 X h-1)/ glucose infusion periods. In the untreated hyperglycaemic diabetic patients hepatic glucose production was 16.3 +/- 2.6, 8.1 +/- 1.1 and 3.6 +/- 2.8 mumol X kg-1 X min-1 respectively for each of the three periods (mean +/- SEM), and fell with treatment to 12.5 +/- 1.4, 0.5 +/- 0.5 and 0.5 +/- 0.5 mumol X kg-1 X min-..

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