ea0015p144 | Diabetes, metabolism and cardiovascular | SFEBES2008
Rosa Clementina LA
, Conway Gerard
Women with Turners syndrome (TS) have been reported to have 11.5% relative risk of type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM) and 4.3% relative risk of type 2 DM. However, it is now evident that the traditional categorisation of DM may not be appropriate in this condition as the defect of glucose homeostasis often presents in young non-obese women. In fact, the pattern of insulin secretion in TS seems more likely to be due to beta cells dysfunction or insufficiency, which is reminisc...