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Glucose tolerance and insulin secretion in spontaneously hyperthyroid cats.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Research in Veterinary Science
0034-5288
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
53
Issue
3
Pages
338–341
Identifiers
PMID: 1465507
Source
Medline

Abstract

Glucose tolerance and insulin secretion after administration of a glucose load were determined in 11 clinically normal cats and 15 cats with spontaneous hyperthyroidism. In six hyperthyroid cats, a glucose tolerance test was repeated after treatment with radioactive iodine (131I). All cats had similar baseline glucose concentrations. However, the cats with hyperthyroidism had a significantly decreased glucose clearance, which was worse after treatment. Hyperthyroidism also caused a marked increase in basal and glucose-stimulated insulin secretion, which was not improved with treatment. It is concluded that hyperthyroidism in cats may lead to long-lasting alterations of glucose tolerance and insulin secretion which may not be reversed by treatment.

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