Secondary Diabetes mellitus in Thalassemic Patients
Diabetes mellitus is a common complication in patients with thalassemia major (TM). The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) and impaired glucose metabolism in patients with TM and to identify the effects of transfusional hemosiderosis, chronic liver damage, and positive family history on glucose metabolism. An approach to diabetic microangiopathy was made by detecting microalbuminuria, an early indicator of diabetic nephropathy, in the patients with IDDM and impaired glucose tolerance.
KeywordsDiabetic Nephropathy Oral Glucose Tolerance Test Impaired Glucose Tolerance Serum Ferritin Iron Overload
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