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Diabetologia. 1988 Dec;31(12):889-91.

Blood glucose may condition factor VII levels in diabetic and normal subjects.

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Cattedra di Diabetologia e Dietoterapia I Facoltà di Medicina, Università di Napoli, Italy.


Increased factor VII levels have been reported in Type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetic subjects. A direct correlation between fasting plasma glucose and factor VII level was found to exist in both diabetic and normal subjects. Induced-hyperglycaemia was able to increase factor VII levels in both diabetic patients and normal control subjects while, when euglycaemia was achieved in diabetic patients, factor VII values returned to normal range. This study shows that the level of factor VII may be directly conditioned by circulating blood glucose and, therefore, stresses the role of hyperglycaemia in conditioning coagulation abnormalities in diabetes mellitus.

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