Hematologic alterations in diabetes mellitus.

  title={Hematologic alterations in diabetes mellitus.},
  author={R. L. Jones and Charles Matthew Peterson},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={70 2},
Several hematologic abnormalities have been defined in patients with diabetes mellitus, despite the lack of classic hematologic pathologic findings in this condition. Studies of the erythrocyte and the formation of hemoglobin A1c have provided a means of documenting glycemia and a model reaction for diabetic sequelae through postsynthetic protein modification. Oxygen affinity has been noted to be abnormal in the diabetic erythrocyte, concomitant with a decreased concentration of inorganic… CONTINUE READING


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