Blood Fructose Levels Studied in Type 2s

High Levels Linked to Retinopathy

| Dec 1, 2004

A Japanese study shows that elevated after-meal plasma fructose levels are linked to proliferative retinopathy in type 2 diabetics.

After-meal plasma fructose concentrations and after-meal plasma glucose concentrations were simultaneously measured in 38 type 2s. The average after-meal plasma fructose concentrations (MPPF) were calculated. Blood fructose levels were measured by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry.

Patients were divided into the high, middle and low MPPF groups. The prevalence of proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) among the patients was significantly higher in the high-MPPF group than in the middle- and low-MPPF groups.

No significant differences in blood glucose indicators and average duration of diabetes were observed among the three MPPF groups.

Metabolism, May 2004

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Categories: Blood Glucose, Diabetes, Diabetes, Eye Care (Retinopathy), Type 2 Issues

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