Hyperglycaemic Preterm Babies Have Sex Differences in Insulin Secretion.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Hyperglycaemia is a common complication of prematurity and is associated with neonatal mortality and morbidity, yet the aetiology is incompletely understood. C-peptide has been used in adults to estimate endogenous insulin secretion due to its simple clearance kinetics. OBJECTIVE To determine insulin secretion calculated from plasma C-peptide… (More)
DOI: 10.1159/000381206