Editor-in-Chief Hatice Kübra Elçioğlu Vice Editors Levent Kabasakal Esra Tatar Online ISSN 2630-6344 Publisher Marmara University Frequency Bimonthly (Six issues / year) Abbreviation J.Res.Pharm. Former Name Marmara Pharmaceutical Journal
Marmara Pharmaceutical Journal 1997 , Vol 13 , Issue 1
An investigation of hypoglycemia incidences in different age groups
Ertuğrul Yurtsever,Bahar Göker,Turay Yardımcı
Five hour oral glucose tolerans tests (OGTT) were performed on 20 cases which were chosen from the Faculty members and students having normal fasting glucose levels. After an overnight starvation and after ½, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 hours from administration of 100 g /250 ml glucose, the blood glucose levels were performed with glucose oxidase method.

Out of 20 cases, 7 had normal OGTT profiles 12 cases were found to have reactive hipoglicemia. One case had fasting hypoglycemia.

Between the reactive hypoglycemia related to early, diabetes mellitus (DM), due to the high incidence of reactive hypoglycemia in our results, it is concluded that number of cases must be increased and high precaution must be taken in the diagnosis of hypoglycemia depending on OGTT results.

When the OGTT results were analyzed according to age groups, no significant difference was observed both in normal and in the familial DM cases. The hypoglycemia incidence was 54% in the group between 15-25 years, 78% in that of 26-45 years.

Serum creatine kinase activities were also determined in 9 cases. No correlation could be found between the plasma glucose concentration and the creatin kinase activities.

A survey of the three hour OGTT results was done on the 104 cases obtained from Istanbul Diabetic Society having normal fasting blood glucose levels. There was also significant difference on the OGGT results between the age groups. Keywords :

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