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Insulin secretion in glucose-tolerant offspring of type 2 diabetes patients in Trinidad, West Indies

Insulin secretion in glucose-tolerant offspring of type 2 diabetes patients in Trinidad, West Indies

Southern Medical Journal 94(2): 223-228

Genetics and environmental factors play vital roles in type 2 diabetes. To gain insight into its pathogenesis, early study of offspring of affected patients is needed. 34 offspring of patients with type 2 diabetes and 27 nondiabetic control subjects from the Carribean matched for sex, height, weight, and waist-to-hip ratio had standard oral glucose tolerance tests (75 g glucose in 300 ml water) Homeostasis model assessment was used in measuring insulin resistance and sensitivity.

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PMID: 11235038

DOI: 10.1097/00007611-200102000-00010

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