Demonstration of increased concentrations of circulating glycated insulin in human Type 2 diabetes using a novel and specific radioimmunoassay

JR Lindsay, Aine McKillop, MH Mooney, Finbarr O'Harte, PM Bell, Peter Flatt

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Abstract

Aims/hypothesis. Glycation of insulin, resulting in impaired bioactivity, has been shown within pancreatic beta cells. We have used a novel and specific radioimmunoassay to detect glycated insulin in plasma of Type 2 diabetic subjects. Methods. Blood samples were collected from 102 Type 2 diabetic patients in three main categories: those with good glycaemic control with a HbA(1c) less than 7%, moderate glycaemic control (HbA(1c) 7-9%) and poor glycaemic control (HBA(1c) greater than 9%). We used 75 age- and sex-matched non-diabetic subjects as controls. Samples were analysed for HbA(1c), glucose and plasma concentrations of glycated insulin and insulin. Results. Glycated insulin was readily detected in control and Type 2 diabetic subjects. The mean circulating concentration of glycated insulin in control subjects was 12.6 +/- 0.9 pmol/l (n=75). Glycated insulin in the good, moderate and poorly controlled diabetic groups was increased 2.4-fold (p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)475-478
JournalDiabetologia
Volume46
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2003

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