Impaired insulin response to glucose but not to arginine in heroin addicts

N. Passariello, D. Giugliano, A. Ceriello, A. Chiariello, S. Sgambato, F. D’Onofrio

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Abstract

Plasma glucose, insulin, glucagon and growth hormone responses to both oral glucose and iv arginine were evaluated in 15 heroin addicts and 15 control subjects matched for age, sex and weight. The heroin users had an exaggerated rise in plasma glucose concentrations following oral sugar, which persisted until the end of the study (102 ± 5 mg/dl in addicts vs 72 ± 3 mg/dl in controls at 240 min, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-357
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Endocrinological Investigation
Volume9
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1986

Keywords

  • arginine
  • GH
  • glucagon
  • glucose
  • Heroin addicts
  • insulin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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