Corinna Brangani

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AIMS Somatic neuropathy is a chronic complication of diabetes. The purpose of our study was to determine prevalence and clinical variables associated with somatic neuropathy applying a simple screening method. METHODS All outpatients with type 2 diabetes attending our diabetic clinic were offered to participate into a diabetic foot screening program, in(More)
OBJECTIVE Low levels of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] are commonly found in type 2 diabetes. We examined whether there is an association between circulating 25(OH)D concentrations and the presence of microvascular complications in people with type 2 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We studied 715 outpatients with type 2 diabetes who regularly(More)
OBJECTIVE A correlation between glucose control and 25(OH)D metabolism has been suggested by previous studies. However, this correlation has not yet been evaluated considering the impact of chronic complications of type 2 diabetes, especially the presence of nephropathy. Thus, the aim of this study was to determine the correlation between A1C and 25(OH)D in(More)
Current closed-loop insulin delivery methods stem from sophisticated models of the glucose-insulin (G/I) system, mostly based on complex studies employing glucose tracer technology. We tested the performance of a new minimal model (GLUKINSLOOP 2.0) of the G/I system to characterize the glucose and insulin dynamics during multiple mixed meal tests (MMT) of(More)
Exercise has a powerful action on metabolism, and adaptation of the body to changes induced by exercise is fundamental to be able to provide the energy required for muscle contraction and physiological functions of vital tissues. Depending on the intensity and duration of exercise, different mechanisms are called on to make energy available, and under(More)
OBJECTIVE Cardiovascular autonomic diabetic neuropathy (CAN) is a serious complication of diabetes. No reliable data on the prevalence of CAN among patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes are available. Therefore, the aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of CAN among patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND(More)
Recent studies in mouse models of T2D showed that interleukin-6 (IL-6), released from skeletal muscle, is associated with increased glucose-dependent insulin secretion. Few data currently exist exploring the relationship between IL-6 and beta-cell function in humans. We investigated whether IL-6 is positively associated with beta-cell function in newly(More)
It has been known for about 50 years that different obesity phenotypes do exist. Nonetheless, how abdominal, namely visceral, obesity is burdened by metabolic and cardiovascular diseases has been established only in recent years. The association between abdominal obesity and diabetes, which is well documented, has been mainly explained by the lower insulin(More)
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