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Journal of Medical Investigation and Practice

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Plasma Ascorbic Acid in Insulin and Non-insulin Dependent Diabetes

IC Onwuazeme, ACJ Ezeoke, JE Ikekpeazu, PO Okonkwo

Abstract


Blood glucose, plasma ascorbic acid and haemoglobin levels were estimated in insulin dependent diabetics, non-insulin dependent diabetics and controls matched for number, sex and age. Significantly higher levels of these parameters were found in control group than in the other two groups. Statistically differences were also found between the insulin dependent diabetics and noninsulin dependent diabetics. As ascorbic acid has many functions in the body, the implications of these findings are discussed.

Jnl of Medical Investigation and Practice Vol.2 2001: 34-36



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