Journal article

GLUCOSE-UTILIZATION IN TYPE-1 (INSULIN-DEPENDENT) DIABETES - EVIDENCE FOR A DEFECT NOT REVERSIBLE BY ACUTE ELEVATIONS OF INSULIN

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

DIABETOLOGIA | SPRINGER | Published : 1983

Abstract

It has long been assumed that replacement of insulin in insulin-deficient diabetic patients will normalise glucose utilization. In this study, glucose utilization was measured in nine long-standing, poorly controlled diabetic patients and five control subjects, matched for age (33 +/- 3 versus 33 +/- 2 years) and ponderal index (22.9 +/- 1.3 versus 21.7 +/- 1.0). Glucose uptake was measured during steady state insulinaemia in the diabetic patients and control subjects, at euglycaemia (5.5 +/- 0.5 versus 5.4 +/- 0.3 mmol/l, respectively) and moderate hyperglycaemia (11.8 +/- 0.9 versus 10.2 +/- 0.7 mmol/l, respectively). At euglycaemia with similar free insulin levels (50 +/- 19 versus 43 +/-..

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