Serum ferritin in type I diabetes

Angelo Carenini, Donatella Ronchi, Francesca Garbetta, Guido Pozza, Elena Gabri, Sonia Levi, Arosio Paolo

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The concentration and degree of glycosylation of serum ferritin was evaluated in type I male diabetic patients at different levels of glycaemic control. Serum ferritin did not appear to be affected by hyperglycaemia, but some patients undergoing photocoagulation had abnormally high levels of serum ferritin. The glycosylated, (concanavalin A binding), proportion of serum ferritin was essentially the same in the control and diabetic groups. The finding that hyperglycaemia does not affect the degree of enzymatic glycosylation of this serum protein is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-170
Number of pages6
JournalClinica Chimica Acta
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 31 1985


  • Diabetes
  • Glycoproteins
  • HbA
  • HbAc
  • Photocoagulation
  • Retinopathy
  • Serum ferritin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Clinical Biochemistry


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