Metabolic control in diabetic patients. Effect of insulin-secretory reserve (measured by plasma c-peptide levels) and circulating insulin antibodies

B. Gonen, J. Goldman, D. Baldwin, R. B. Goldberg, W. G. Ryan, P. M. Blix, D. Schanzlin, K. J. Fritz, A. H. Rubenstein

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The authors measured circulating hemoglobin A 1 (HbA 1) and fasting plasma C-peptide concentrations in 100 diabetic patients. Pancreatic insulin reserve showed a negative correlation with HbA 1 concentrations in nonobese, insulin-treated patients but not in obese patients, whether they were treated with insulin, oral agent, or diet alone. Patients with fasting C-peptide concentrations above 0.1 pmol/ml had significantly better metabolic control than did those with lower values. Anti-insulin antibodies were measured in 37 patients. There was no correlation between metabolic control and the affinity constants or binding capacities of these antibodies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)749-753
Number of pages5
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number8
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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