Hyperthyroid Graves' disease causes insulin antagonism.

@article{Shen1985HyperthyroidGD,
  title={Hyperthyroid Graves' disease causes insulin antagonism.},
  author={D C Shen and Michael B. Davidson},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={1985},
  volume={60 5},
  pages={
          1038-41
        }
}
Oral glucose tolerance and pancreatic suppression tests were carried out in six young hyperthyroid men before treatment and 2-4 weeks after thyroid function tests returned to normal and in six normal men matched for age and weight. Glucose intolerance was present in the hyperthyroid individuals. It improved, but did not return to normal, after treatment. Insulin secretion was increased, and the peak values were delayed in the patients. Treatment did not influence the amount or pattern of the… CONTINUE READING

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