Biochemical evaluation of patients with active acromegaly and type 2 diabetes mellitus: efficacy and safety of the galanin test.

The oral glucose tolerance test, which is considered the gold standard for the diagnosis of active acromegaly, should not be performed in the presence of basal hyperglycemia. Moreover, false-positive responses may occur in patients with diabetes mellitus. Galanin has previously been demonstrated to induce paradoxical inhibition of growth hormone (GH… CONTINUE READING