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Currently, the clinical dynamics of glucagon needs to be revised based on previous data obtained from conventional glucagon radioimmunoassays. In this study, we evaluated plasma glucagon levels in type 1 diabetes patients using a newly-developed sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), and its association with clinical parameters and markers of diabetes complications were statistically assessed. The plasma glucagon level in 77 Japanese type 1 diabetes patients was 28.1±17.7 pg/mL, and comparable to that reported previously for type 2 diabetes patients. However, the values were widely spread and did not correlate with plasma glucose values. Additionally, the average glucagon levels in patients in a hypoglycemic state (glucose level <80 mg/dL) did not increase (21.7±12.2 pg/mL). The average glucagon level of patients experiencing hypoglycemia unawareness was significantly lower. Plasma glucagon levels evaluated using the new ELISA were dysregulated in type 1 diabetes patients in respect of plasma glucose levels, suggesting dysregulation of secretion. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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Name: Journal of diabetes investigation
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