Abnormal pulsatile secretion of growth hormone in non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.

@article{Franek1997AbnormalPS,
  title={Abnormal pulsatile secretion of growth hormone in non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.},
  author={E Franek and Franz Schaefer and Kristian Bergis and Reinhard Feneberg and Eberhard Ritz},
  journal={Clinical endocrinology},
  year={1997},
  volume={47 4},
  pages={471-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Studies of GH secretion in patients with non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) have produced conflicting results. We aimed to differentiate the effects of obesity and metabolic control on pulsatile GH secretion in patients with NIDDM. DESIGN Blood sampling every 15 min from 22.00 hours to 08.00 hours after a fasting period of at least 3 h. PATIENTS 13 male NIDDM patients, 9 healthy control subjects matched for age and BMI, and 6 lean subjects matched for age… CONTINUE READING