Impaired insulin secretion seen in type 2 diabetes patients

02/1/2012 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

Pre-exposure to insulin raised glucose-stimulated insulin secretion in healthy people, but the impact was reduced in patients with impaired glucose tolerance or type 2 diabetes, according to a study in Diabetes. The findings "demonstrate physiologically that the [beta]-cell is an insulin-responsive tissue in humans in vivo," said researcher Dr. Florencia Halperin.

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