Monday, 6 January 2014

Changes in procoagulants track longitudinally with insulin resistance: findings from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study

An increase in fibrinogen level and persistently high levels of factor VII and von Willebrand factor are significantly associated with increased risk of insulin resistance. These findings provide new insight into the mechanisms to explain the heightened risk for thrombosis in adults with insulin resistance/diabetes (Diabetic Medicine)


Red cell distribution width, haemoglobin A1c and incidence of diabetes mellitus

Low RDW is associated with increased incidence of DM independently of other risk factors. We propose that low RDW could be a surrogate marker of reduced RBC survival, with lower HbA1c due to shorter duration of glucose exposure. RDW is a biomarker that could improve risk assessment for individuals at risk of developing DM (Journal of Internal Medicine)


Association between magnesium concentration and HbA1c in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus

This study shows that low serum magnesium levels in children and adolescents with T1DM are associated with increased risk for poor glycaemic control, potentially contributing to the early development of cardiovascular complications (Journal of Diabetes)

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