Hormone and Diabetes Treatments Askam-in-Furness

Adiponectin is a metabolic hormone that regulates a number of processes, including glucose regulation and metabolism of fat for energy production. Previous research has shown an association between adiponectin and insulin sensitivity.

H Clayson
01229 889247
Askew Gate Brow
Kirkby In Furness

Data Provided by:
N Culling
01229 462591
92 Market Street
Dalton In Furness

Data Provided by:
O Simmons
01229 462591
92 Market Street
Dalton In Furness

Data Provided by:
G Pogrel
01229 772123
Waterloo House
Millom

Data Provided by:
Dr P Bland
01229 463185
Market Street Surgery
Dalton In Furness

Data Provided by:
P Jain
01229 462464
Doctors Surgery
Askam In Furness

Data Provided by:
J O'Donovan
01229 462591
92 Market Street
Dalton In Furness

Data Provided by:
E Johnson
01229 772123
Waterloo House
Millom

Data Provided by:
P Bland
01229 462591
92 Market Street
Dalton In Furness

Data Provided by:
C Amos
01229 463999
Doctors Surgery
Dalton In Furness

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Hormone and Diabetes Treatments

Provided By:

Adiponectin is a metabolic hormone that regulates a number of processes, including glucose regulation and metabolism of fat for energy production. Previous research has shown an association between adiponectin and insulin sensitivity.

This new study found that levels of the hormone in patients with type 2 diabetes helped predict how patients responded to certain diabetes drugs. The researchers' analysis of data from several clinical trials revealed that levels of adiponectin in the blood are able to predict activation of receptors called PPARs, which assist the genes that help cells respond to insulin.

The results support the possible use of adiponectin as a biomarker to monitor glucose tolerance and to predict patient response to diabetes drugs called thiazolidinediones.

The study appears in the June 24 online edition of Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Diseases has more about diabetes.

SOURCE: Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, news release, June 24, 2009

Copyright © 2009 ScoutNews, LLC. All rights reserved.

Read Article at HealthDay.com