Plasma Glucagon in Nonketotic Hyperosmolar Coma

C. A. Lindsey, G. R. Faloona, Roger H Unger

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To determine if hyperglucagonemia is present in the nonketotic hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome as it is in diabetic ketoacidosis, we measured plasma glucagon in seven patients hospitalized with the former diagnosis. Despite blood glucose levels ranging from 812 to 1,224 mg/100 ml, plasma glucagon averaged 689 pg/ml (SEM±215), and ranged from 130 to 1,825 pg/ml. Hyperglucagonemia is a common finding in this form of poorly controlled diabetes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1771-1773
Number of pages3
JournalJAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
Issue number13
StatePublished - Sep 23 1974

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