Insulin levels and the natural history of glucose intolerance in Nauruans.

Longitudinal changes in serum insulin concentrations in relation to the natural history of glucose intolerance and factors associated with the incidence of NIDDM were studied in 838 nondiabetic Micronesian Nauruans over the 5.1-year period from 1982 to 1987. In 13 individuals who had data at three time-points and who developed NIDDM only at the final test… (More)