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Diabetologia

, Volume 7, Issue 6, pp 409–413 | Cite as

A quantitative study of peripheral arterial calcification and glucose tolerance in elderly diabetics and non-diabetics

  • B. Neubauer
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Summary

A quantitative study of peripheral arterial calcification and glucose tolerance in elderly diabetics and non-diabetics has been performed. A correlation between radiological media calcification and glucose tolerance in non-diabetics was found. Intima calcification was not correlated. Severe media calcification was much more common in diabetics than in non-diabetics.

Key words

Glucose tolerance diabetic calcification arterial calcification radiological calcification extremital calcification 

Etude quantitative de la calcification artérielle périphérique et de la tolérance au glucose chez les diabétiques âgés et les non-diabétiques

Résumé

L'étude quantitative de la calcification artérielle periphérique et de la tolérance au glucose a été faite chez les diabétiques âgés et les non-diabétiques. I1 en est ressorti une corrélation entre la calcification de la tunique moyenne en radiologie et la tolérance au glucose chez les non-diabétiques. Il n'y a pas eu de corrélation avec la calcification de la tunique interne. Une grave calcification de la tunique moyenne se rencontre plus souvent chez les diabétiques que chez les non-diabétiques.

Eine quantitative Untersuchung über die Calcifikation peripherer Arterien und die Glucosetoleranz bei älteren Dia-betikern und Nicht-Diabetikern

Zusammenfassung

Es wurde eine quantitative Studie über die Verkalkung peripherer Arterien und die Glucosetoleranz bei älteren Diabetikern und Nicht-Diabetikern durchgeführt. Dabei wurde eine Korrelation zwischen der radiologisch feststellbaren Mediaverkalkung und der Glucosetoleranz bei Nicht-Diabetikern gefunden. Die Intimaverkalkung zeigte keine Korrelation. Schwere Mediaverkalkungen waren viel häufiger bei Diabetikern als in Nicht-Diabetikern.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Neubauer
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  1. 1.Second Clinic of Internal Medicine and Roentgen Diagnostic Department, KommunehospitaletÅrhus University School of MedicineÅrhusDenmark

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