Effect of Long-Term Transfusion Therapy on the Glycometabolic Status and Pancreatic Beta Cell Function in Patients with Beta Thalassemia Major

@inproceedings{Bhat2014EffectOL,
  title={Effect of Long-Term Transfusion Therapy on the Glycometabolic Status and Pancreatic Beta Cell Function in Patients with Beta Thalassemia Major},
  author={Kamalakshi G. Bhat and Prakash Periasamy},
  booktitle={Journal of family medicine and primary care},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Diabetes mellitus is a major complication of iron overload in patients with beta thalassemia major. DESIGN This is a descriptive study conducted in a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital to analyze beta cell function and insulin resistance, and their relation to iron overload status in beta thalassemia major. Fasting glucose, two-hour post load… CONTINUE READING