Growth hormone: a potential treatment option in diabetes?

Holt, Richard (2003) Growth hormone: a potential treatment option in diabetes? Diabetes Voice, 48, (2), 22-24.


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Despite major fluctuations in supply and demand, sophisticated mechanisms in the body maintain levels of blood sugar(glucose) within narrow limits. Although under normal conditions, insulin is the major regulator of blood glucose levels, growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) play an important contributory role. Both of these hormones have potent effects on glucose metabolism which may be utilized in diabetes management. Richard Holt explains the growing interest in exploiting the effects of GH and IGF-1 for people with diabetes.

Item Type: Article
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Subjects: R Medicine > RB Pathology
Q Science > QP Physiology
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
ePrint ID: 25621
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July 2003Published
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:47

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