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Potassium depletion. Glucose intolerance. Senile diabetes. Study on eventual pathogenetic relationships 1
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  917343     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Oral tolerance of glucose was determined in 40 aged subjects with fasting blood sugar values of less than 100 mg/100 ml 56% had normal tolerance, 22% normal for age, and 22% values of diabetic type. In young subjects, only 2% display sugar metabolism disturbances. After 21 days' administration of potassium salts, 34.78% of the normal and 62.5% of the diabetic subjects showed reduced mean blood sugar values for the test, with significant falls at 120' and 180'. Reference is made to other conditions in which potassium depletion is coupled with glucose intolerance, e.g. old age. The pathogenetic significance of potassium depletion with respect to senile diabetes is discussed.
U Cavalieri; G Casale; A Guaita
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Minerva medica     Volume:  68     ISSN:  0026-4806     ISO Abbreviation:  Minerva Med.     Publication Date:  1977 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-12-29     Completed Date:  1977-12-29     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400732     Medline TA:  Minerva Med     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  ita     Pagination:  3271-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Vernacular Title:
Deplezione potassica. Intolleranza al glucosio. Diabete senile. Uno studio su eventuali correlazioni patogenetiche. Prima parte.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Blood Glucose
Diabetes Complications*
Diabetes Mellitus / blood
Glucose Tolerance Test
Hypokalemia / blood,  complications*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Blood Glucose

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