Thursday, March 06, 2008

When to suspect autoimmune insulin resistance

Autoimmune insulin resistance, also known as type B insulin resistance, is rare compared to the more common forms of insulin resistance related to obesity and acute illness in type 2 diabetes. Patients with type B insulin resistance tend to have other autoimmune diseases and may have insulin requirements of thousands of units daily. A case presentation and review was recently published in Nature Clinical Practice Endocrinology and Metabolism.

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