Petya Kamenova

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The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of three different combinations of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) on insulin secretion, peripheral insulin sensitivity, serum lipid levels and parameters of oxidative stress. Seven type II diabetic women of mean age 55.4 +/- 4.7 years, who had been menopausal for an average of 5 years, were enrolled(More)
BACKGROUND Amelioration of insulin resistance could improve both glycaemic control and cardiovascular risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Alpha-lipoic acid has been shown to improve insulin action after parenteral administration. OBJECTIVE the aim of the study was to assess the effect of oral administration of alpha-lipoic acid on(More)
The urine excretion of the catecholamines adrenalin, noradrenalin and dopamine as well as the serum levels of cortisol and STH were determined with the aim to establish objective criteria for a "latent" hypoglycaemia in diabetics. The altogether 45 insulin-requiring diabetics had no hypoglycaemia (n = 28) and the decrease of blood sugar, respectively,(More)
In order to find out objective indices for "hidden" hypoglycemia in diabetic patients the urine excretion of the catecholamines adrenaline, noradrenaline, dopamine and the serum levels of cortisol and somatotrophic hormone (STH) were followed up. 45 diabetics on insulin treatment were included in the study: 32 patients with type I diabetes mellitus and 13(More)
Menopause is associated with two main risk factors for the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus--impaired beta-cell insulin secretion and insulin resistance. Physiologically estrogens improve carbohydrate metabolism, but this is not the case with different progestogens. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of Cyproterone acetate (a(More)
9 patients with postmenopausal and 5 patients with steroid-induced osteoporosis, mean age 57.9 +/- 7.76 years, were treated in the course of one year with sodium fluoride (Fluosen) in a dose of 45 mg/24 h in combination with calcium gluconate (2 g/24 h) and oil solution of vit D2 (2 mg/week). In the course of the treatment a considerable easing of the pains(More)
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