Gastric emptying of a liquid glucose meal was measured with scintigraphic techniques in nine recently diagnosed Type 2 diabetic patients and nine sex- and age-matched nondiabetic control subjects. Seven of the nine Type 2 diabetic patients were receiving oral hypoglycemic therapy which was discontinued the evening prior to the study. The other two diabetic patients were taking no medication. The average gastric half-emptying time was 33.6 min (s.e.m. = 3.2) for the diabetic patients and 64.6 min (s.e.m. = 4.2) for the nondiabetic controls (p = 0.0005). These measurements indicate rapid gastric emptying in Type 2 diabetic patients which may contribute to worsening of glucose control in these patients.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Nuclear Medicine|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging