[Hemorheological factors and metabolic parameters in a group of diabetic subjects].Arch Sci Med (Torino) 1981 Jul-Sep; 138(3):299-306AS
Blood viscosity factors and some metabolic parameters were estimated in thirty-eight insulin-treated diabetics. The evaluation was carried out on admission and after eight weeks of controlled therapy. From this study it follows that blood viscosity factors do not permit us to distinguish, at these two stages, diabetics with complications from diabetics without while there is this possibility at the initial observation in diabetics subdivided for sex. Furthermore there are no significant variations, except for the haematocrit, of the average of blood viscosity factors and metabolic parameters at the initial and final observation. Very interesting is the negative relation between the Vrbc, parameter which studies the erythrocyte deformability, and the red cell 2,3-diphosphoglycerate (2,3-DPG) that seems more evident in diabetics with complications. Contrary to what has been reported in literature no relation between Vrbc and glycosylated haemoglobin (GHb) is present.