ea0008dp12 | Diabetes, metabolism and cardiovascular | SFE2004
, Ajayi AA
, Ikem RT
BackgroundBlack and African patients with type 2 diabetes have a greater frequency and more severe complications of the disease, even after correction for associated factors. Asymptomatic sickle cell trait (SCT; hemoglobin AS) is also common among black Africans and may independently cause endothelial damage, manifested as isolated target organ complications or infarction. We examined the possibility that patients with concurrent type 2 diabetes and SCT ...