The effect of three days of blood glucose normalization by means of an "artificial endocrine pancreas" on the concentrations of growth hormone, glucagon, and cortisol in juvenile diabetics.Horm Metab Res Suppl 1979; (8):93-6HM
Glucagon, growth hormone, and cortisol secretion was studied in seven male insulin-dependent diabetics under conventional subcutaneous insulin therapy and after three days of blood glucose normalization attained by the artificial endocrine pancreas (Biostator-GCIIS). The diurnal hormonal profiles under the two types of therapy were compared. Six healthy male students served as control group. A three-day period of blood glucose normalization in insulin-dependent diabetic can restore glucagon secretion to normal. Growth hormone secretion is decreased but not completely normalised. Cortisol secretion is slightly decreased. It is concluded that prolonged normoglycemia achieved by means of an artificial endocrine pancreas may completely control endocrine abnormalities in insulin-dependent diabetics.