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IA-2 has been identified as an autoantigen that is recognized by immunoglobulins from insulin-dependent diabetic (IDDM) patients. Using a liquid phase radiobinding assay, we performed an IA-2-autoantibody (IA-2-Ab) assay in 474 IDDM patients and 482 non-diabetic control subjects aged 0–39 years. IA-2-Ab were detected in 58 % of the patients and 0.8 % of(More)
RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS — In a controlled multicenter and open-label trial, we randomly assigned patients with DKA to receive intravenous treatment with regular or glulisine insulin until resolution of DKA. After resolution of ketoacidosis, patients treated with intravenous regular insulin were transitioned to subcutaneous NPH and regular insulin twice(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association of GAD (65-kDa) autoantibodies (GAD65-Abs) and IA-2 autoantibodies (IA-2-Abs) with human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-DQ and insulin gene (INS) risk markers in patients with recent-onset IDDM and their siblings. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Blood was sampled from 608 recent-onset IDDM patients and 480 siblings, aged 0-39(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the safety and efficacy of insulin analogs and human insulins both during acute intravenous treatment and during the transition to subcutaneous insulin in patients with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS In a controlled multicenter and open-label trial, we randomly assigned patients with DKA to receive(More)
We report a case of severe hypoglycemia occurring in a 35-yr-old woman, 6 yr after pancreas transplantation for type 1 diabetes mellitus. Extensive preoperative and intraoperative exploration failed to disclose the presence of a focal adenomatous lesion. Partial allograft pancreatectomy was performed initially, but it failed to control the hypoglycemic(More)
Pancreatic amylase and lipase activities were measured in sera of 307 Caucasian insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus patients (IDDM) at clinical onset, 303 nondiabetic siblings of registered patients, and 207 control subjects under age 40 years. In all subject groups lipasemia and pancreatic (but not salivary) amylasemia increased with age and were(More)
OBJECTIVE The standard dynamic test used to diagnose hypopituitarism is the insulin tolerance test (ITT), in which insulin-induced secretion of ACTH, GH and cortisol is measured. However, because of differences in insulin sensitivity some patients fail achieve sufficient hypoglycaemia to assess pituitary function and colleagues experience severe(More)
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