Diabetologia

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 47–52

Diabetes, prediabetes and uricaemia

  • J. B. Herman
  • J. H. Medalie
  • U. Goldbourt
Originals

DOI: 10.1007/BF01221964

Cite this article as:
Herman, J.B., Medalie, J.H. & Goldbourt, U. Diabetologia (1976) 12: 47. doi:10.1007/BF01221964

Summary

Three diabetes surveys carried out at two yearly intervals on 10000 men aged 40 years and over have enabled us to compare four groups of subjects with regard to their serum uric acid level in relation to carbohydrate metabolism. Prediabetics, that is, persons who screened negative at previous surveys and subsequently developed diabetes, had a higher mean uric acid level than normals (p < 0.001). Their uric acid level was considerably higher than in diabetics, who had a mean value lower than normals (up top < 0.001). Men, without diabetes, but having an abnormal GTT were found to have a mean value higher than the normals at each survey.

Key words

Diabetes prediabetes abnormal GTT non-diabetic uricaemia 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. B. Herman
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. H. Medalie
    • 1
    • 2
  • U. Goldbourt
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Hadassah Univ. HospitalJerusalem
  2. 2.Dept. of Family MedicineTel Aviv Univ. Medical SchoolTel AvivIsrael

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