Thursday, April 11, 2013

Exogenous Insulin Stimulates Endogenous Insulin Production

Continuing with our discussion on diabetes ...

In my last post on the topic, I introduced this paper:  β-Cell dysfunction vs insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes: the eternal “chicken and egg” question.  This got me to thinking again about early insulin treatment for Type 2.  In an ideal world a more thorough post on EIT for T2 would precede this one, but I've got a paper on this open in the browser and don't want to forget it.  There are, however, several studies out there employing insulin early in the diagnosis of diabetes that have had remarkable results and this is worth revisiting briefly here.  Three of these studies are summarized in the table below from this paper
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