Four Indian families with three-generation transmission of non-insulin-dependent diabetes were studied. Only 30% of the siblings were diabetic. The mean age of onset of diabetes was 20,1 years; 25% of the diabetics were obese, while all non-diabetic family members were of normal weight. All consenting living family members (12 diabetics and 16 non-diabetics) were subjected to an oral glucose tolerance test. After glucose administration, the 12 diabetics displayed a delayed and attenuated insulinaemic response. The area under the insulin curve and the insulin-glucose ratio were lower in the diabetics.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|State||Published - 1986|
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