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ea0005p243 | Steroids | BES2003

Insulin sensitivity and hypoglycaemic susceptibility in children with endocrinopathies reflects the underlying hormone deficiency and treatment regimen

Johnstone H , Bartlett K , Cheetham T

IntroductionChildren with growth hormone (GH) deficiency and primary/secondary hypoadrenalism are susceptible to hypoglycaemia pre-treatment but little is known about insulin sensitivity and hypoglycaemic susceptibility post-diagnosis.Methods12 children (10.1 plus/minus 4.2y; mean plus/minus 1SD) with pituitary hormone deficiency (5 GHD, 7 GH/cortisol insufficient - GHCD) and 7 (8.2 plus/minus 3.8y) with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) were studied after obtai...