Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0020oc4.2 | Acromegaly/IGF1/Type 2 Diabetes | ECE2009

Both insulin resistance and insulin secretion are involved in the pre-diabetes of acromegaly

Niculescu Dan , Purice Mariana , Lichiardopol Radu , Coculescu Mihail

In acromegalic patients growth hormone (GH) excess induces insulin resistance but whether this is sufficient, in the face of normal insulin secretion, for pre-diabetes (impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT)) to occur is a matter of debate.Aim: To assess the relative role of insulin resistance and insulin secretion in the pre-diabetes of acromegaly.Methods: One hundred and twenty-four patients with acro...

ea0014p83 | (1) | ECE2007

Insulin resistance and insulin secretion in non-diabetic acromegalic patients

Niculescu Dan , Purice Mariana , Lichiardopol Radu , Coculescu Mihail

Aim: To set up, in acromegaly without diabetes mellitus, a correlation between the disease activity in GH-secreting adenoma (AA) - assessed by minimum GH serum level during an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) - and severity of insulin resistance (IR), assessed by HOMA-IR index.Methods: 75 out of 88 consecutive patients with acromegaly hospitalized in our department were included in this study. 13 patients proved to have diabetes mellitus and were exclu...

ea0026p647 | Clinical case reports | ECE2011

Ovarian hyperthecosis with type 2 diabetes mellitus and severe insulin resistance in postmenopausal woman

Gavan Vadim , Caragheorgheopol Andra , Vaduva Adrian , Poalelungi Crsitian , Lichiardopol Radu , Badiu Corin

Introduction: Ovarian hyperthecosis is a rare cause of severe hyperandrogenism. Unlike PCOS, it is also described in postmenopausal women.We report the case of a 67-year-old obese (BMI=37.5 kg/m2) and dyslipidemic woman, gravid 5 para 3, menopause at 49, with poor controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus (HbA1c=10%). She was in treatment with insulin for the last 12 years, currently on 168 U/24 h (1.71 U/kg)- indicating severe insulin resistance, c...