Fasting growth hormone levels in diabetes mellitus.
Journal - Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (SINGAPORE )
Fasting serum growth hormone (GH) levels of different groups of diabetic patients were measured and compared to age-matched normal subjects. Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) children (aged 12-17 years) were found to have significantly lower fasting GH levels than age-matched normal children (p < 0.001). In the adult age groups of 18-44 and 45-76 years, the IDDM patients showed increased fasting GH levels compared to age-matched normal subjects (p < 0.06 and p < 0.001 respectively) and non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) patients (p < 0.05 and p < 0.001 respectively). The fasting GH levels of IDDM patients of the age group 18-44 years also showed significant correlations with glycated haemoglobin (r = 0.510, p = 0.002) and fasting blood sugar levels (r = 0.571, p = 0.01).
|ISSN : ||0304-4602|
|Mesh Heading : ||Adolescent Adult Aged Blood Glucose Child Diabetes Mellitus Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 Fasting Growth Hormone Hemoglobin A, Glycosylated Humans Middle Aged analysis blood blood analysis|
|Mesh Heading Relevant : ||blood blood blood|