Author(s): Basiak M, Kuska J, Kokot F, Irzyniec T
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Abstract The changes in blood serum concentrations of calcium, magnesium, inorganic phosphate, total activity of alkaline phosphatase and the activity of its bone fraction, as well as urinary excretion of calcium, phosphate, hydroxyproline and oxalate have been measured in 31 patients with insulin-dependent (type I) diabetes, in 31 patients with non-insulin-dependent (type II) diabetes and in 29 healthy subjects in the condition of low-calcium diet. The elevated urinary excretion of calcium, phosphate, hydroxyproline and oxalate, lowered blood serum level of magnesium, and increased total and bone fraction activities of alkaline phosphatase were found in diabetic patients. The urinary excretion of calcium and hydroxyproline, and the activity of bone fraction alkaline phosphatase were significantly higher in patients with type II diabetes than in those with type I diabetes. It was concluded that there is a significant relation between the state of metabolic normalization of diabetes and the degree of biochemical aberrations concerning calcium-phosphate metabolism.
This article was published in Endokrynol Pol
and referenced in Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism