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1,5-anhydroglucitol levels in type 2 diabetic and non-diabetic subjects in Southern Taiwan

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Author(s): Chih-Chen Lu | Hing-Chung Lam | Chih-Hsun Chu | Ming-Ju Chaung | Mei-Chun Wang | Jenn-Kuen Lee

Journal: Arquivos Brasileiros de Endocrinologia & Metabologia
ISSN 0004-2730

Volume: 47;
Issue: 6;
Start page: 711;
Date: 2003;
Original page

Keywords: 1 | 5-anhydroglucitol | Fructosamine | Glycosylated hemoglobin | Type 2 diabetes mellitus | Southern Taiwan

ABSTRACT
PURPOSES: To estimate plasma 1,5-anhydroglucitol (AG) in diabetic (DM) and non-DM patients in a Chinese population, and to compare it with fructosamine, glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c), and fasting glucose (FG) levels. METHODS: Case-control study on the significance of AG conducted in a medical center of southern Taiwan, including 356 inpatients (300 non-DM and 56 type 2 DM). Plasma AG, fructosamine, HbA1c and FG were measured on the second day of admission and only those with normal values (except glucose) were enrolled. Glycemic markers of the non-DM patients were examined only once whereas DM patients were sequentially sampled over 3 months. RESULTS: Mean plasma AG levels were lower in DM than in non-DM patients (4.02±2.96 vs 26.68±11.33µg/ml, P
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