J Med 2003 ;34(1-6):31-8
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey, USA.
Insulin resistance is a common finding in diabetes mellitus, and may serve as a measure of efficacy of therapies for diabetes mellitus: exercise, exogenous insulin, sulfonylureas, and PPAR gamma agonists, and as a possible marker for risk for developing type II diabetes mellitus. The purpose of our study was to compare one measure of insulin resistance, the QUICKI method, which is a calculation of the inverse of the sum of the log of fasting serum glucose plus the log of fasting insulin level, with the observational measure of fasting serum insulin levels. We studied 79 African-American and Caribbean Black patients in an inner-city hospital-based internal medicine practice, 37 of them with type 2 diabetes mellitus and 42 controls. Read More