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One more on the measurement side of things since these type posts are easier to put the finishing touches on to get out the door. This is another older paper, and I'm trying to track down more info on newer/current analyses and their specificity. Unlike the last discussion here, I want to focus on the secretory capacity of the β-cell through the progression of diabetes.
Serum proinsulin levels at fasting and after oral glucose load in patients with Type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus (1988).
- 40 newly diagnosed with T2 diabetes + 21 IGT -- No medications or special diet
- BMI < 27 in men, < 25 in women
- Controls were weight matched to study group participants.