Post-meal coagulation activation in diabetes mellitus: The effect of acarbose

A. Ceriello, C. Taboga, L. Tonutti, R. Giacomello, L. Stel, E. Motz, M. Pirisi

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Abstract

It has been previously demonstrated that hyperglycaemia activates haemostasis; diabetes mellitus is considered a thrombosis-prone state. Acarbose, by inhibiting dietary carbohydrate absorption, reduces post-meal hyperglycaemia. In this study we evaluated the effect of post-meal hyperglycaemia on two markers of coagulation activation: prothrombin fragments 1 + 2 and D-dimer. Seventeen non-insulin-dependent diabetic patients maintained on diet therapy alone were randomly assigned to receive with a cross-over study design - acarbose (100 mg orally) or placebo before a standard meal. Blood samples for measurement of plasma glucose, insulin, prothrombin fragments 1 + 2 and D-dimer were drawn at 0, 60, 120 and 240 min. After both placebo and acarbose, hyperglycaemia and hyperinsulinaemia which followed a standard meal were accompanied by a significant increase of plasma concentration of prothrombin fragments 1 + 2 and D-dimer in comparison to their baseline values. Acarbose administration significantly reduced the rise of glucose, insulin, prothrombin fragments 1 + 2 and D-dimer from 0 to 240 min in comparison to placebo. We conclude that post-meal hyperglycaemia, at the level reached by many diabetic patients on diet therapy alone, induces a coagulation activation. Acarbose, by decreasing post-meal hyperglycaemia, may be useful in reducing meal-induced activation of haemostasis in diabetic patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)469-473
Number of pages5
JournalDiabetologia
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996

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Acarbose
Meals
Diabetes Mellitus
Hyperglycemia
Diet Therapy
Placebos
Hemostasis
Cross-Over Studies
Insulin
Dietary Carbohydrates
Glucose
Hyperinsulinism
Thrombosis
fibrin fragment D
prothrombin fragment 1
prothrombin fragment 2

Keywords

  • Acarbose
  • D-dimer
  • Hyperglycaemia
  • Meal
  • Prothrombin fragments 1 + 2
  • Thrombophilia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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Ceriello, A., Taboga, C., Tonutti, L., Giacomello, R., Stel, L., Motz, E., & Pirisi, M. (1996). Post-meal coagulation activation in diabetes mellitus: The effect of acarbose. Diabetologia, 39(4), 469-473. https://doi.org/10.1007/s001250050467

Post-meal coagulation activation in diabetes mellitus : The effect of acarbose. / Ceriello, A.; Taboga, C.; Tonutti, L.; Giacomello, R.; Stel, L.; Motz, E.; Pirisi, M.

In: Diabetologia, Vol. 39, No. 4, 1996, p. 469-473.

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Ceriello, A, Taboga, C, Tonutti, L, Giacomello, R, Stel, L, Motz, E & Pirisi, M 1996, 'Post-meal coagulation activation in diabetes mellitus: The effect of acarbose', Diabetologia, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. 469-473. https://doi.org/10.1007/s001250050467
Ceriello, A. ; Taboga, C. ; Tonutti, L. ; Giacomello, R. ; Stel, L. ; Motz, E. ; Pirisi, M. / Post-meal coagulation activation in diabetes mellitus : The effect of acarbose. In: Diabetologia. 1996 ; Vol. 39, No. 4. pp. 469-473.
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