Pioglitazone might prevent the progression of slowly progressive type 1 diabetes

Yoshinaga Kawano, Junichiro Irie, Hiroshi Nakatani, Satoru Yamada

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Abstract

Although recent studies recommended that insulin should be administered to patients with slowly progressive type 1 diabetes, even those with non-insulin dependent status, patients prefer oral hypoglycemic agents to insulin injections. We report a slowly progressive type 1 diabetic patient whose insulin production was preserved for 4 years (ΣC-peptide from 29.48 ng/mL to 24.58 ng/mL) using pioglitazone despite a high titer of anti-GAD antibody (GADA; 120.7 U/mL). This case suggests that pioglitazone might prevent or delay the loss of insulin secretion and insulin dependency in slowly progressive type 1 diabetic patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1037-1039
Number of pages3
JournalInternal Medicine
Volume48
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jul 14

Keywords

  • Anti-GAD antibody
  • PPAR-γ
  • Pioglitazone
  • Slowly progressive type 1 diabetes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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