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Articles by G. Dunseath
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  R. Peter , G. Dunseath , S. D. Luzio , R. Chudleigh , S. R. Choudhury and D. R. Owens
  AimsTo determine the relative and absolute contributions of postprandial glucose (PPG) and fasting or preprandial plasma glucose (FPG) to daytime hyperglycaemia and HbA1c respectively, in persons with type 2 diabetes (T2DM). MethodsSubjects (n=52; 37men) had 12hr plasma glucose (PG) profiles determined in response to three serial identical test meals. PPG exposure was calculated for each meal. Excess hyperglycaemia was calculated above a PG concentration of 5.5mmol/l. Fasting hyperglycaemia was the difference between excess hyperglycaemia and PPG exposure. Subjects were divided into three groups according to HbA1c-(Gp1:<7.3%;Gp2:7.3%-8.0%;Gp3:>8.0%) and the relative contribution of PPG exposure and fasting hyperglycaemia to excess hyperglycaemia calculated for each meal. The absolute contribution of PPG and fasting hyperglycaemia to excess HbA1c (mean HbA1c–5.1%) was also calculated. ResultsThe relative contributions of PPG exposure to excess hyperglycaemia for the three groups were: 58.3%, 54.3% and 35.4% (P=0.483–Group 1 vs. Group 2; P=0.002–Group 2 vs. Group 3) for meal 1; 69.8%, 54.7% and 23.7% (P=0.163–Group 1 vs. Group 2; P=0.005–Group 2 vs. Group 3) for meal 2; 85.8%, 70.2% and 48.6% (P=0.153–Group 1 vs. Group 2; P=0.046–Group 2 vs. Group 3) for meal 3. Absolute contributions of PPG to excess HbA1c in the three groups were 1.4%, 1.6% and 1.3% (P=NS). ConclusionThe relative contribution of postprandial glucose to excess hyperglycaemia decreases as glycaemic control deteriorates, being dominant with HbA1c≤ 7.3%, irrespective of the timing of the meal during the day. However, the absolute contribution of postprandial glucose to excess HbA1c does not differ significantly (∼1.5%) with varying glycaemic control.
  R. Peter , G. Dunseath , S. D. Luzio , R. Chudleigh , S. Roy Choudhury and D. R. Owens
  Aims  To study the variation in daytime glucose tolerance and pancreatic B-cell function at different levels of glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) in subjects with Type 2 diabetes (T2DM).

Methods  T2DM subjects (n = 49; 34 men) had 12-h daytime plasma glucose (PG), insulin (PI), total (PTp) and intact proinsulin (PIp) profiles determined in response to three identical test meals at 4-h intervals. Subjects were divided into three groups according to HbA1c-group 1: < 7.3% (n = 18); group 2: 7.3-8.0% (n = 17); group 3: > 8.0% (n = 14). Fasting and preprandial (prior to meals 2 and 3) concentrations, total area under the curve (AUC), AUC above fasting (dAUC) and maximum postprandial metabolic concentrations (Cmax) were compared between the three meals and across the groups.

Results  Subjects in group 1 had significantly higher fasting plasma glucose (FPG) compared with preprandial PG concentrations (7.1 ± 0.2 vs. 5.9 ± 0.3 vs. 5.4 ± 0.2; P < 0.01). Subjects in groups 2 and 3 had significantly higher FPG compared with preprandial PG levels prior to meal 3. PG.dAUC was highest in response to meal 1 and lowest following meal 2 (P < 0.05). FPI concentrations were significantly lower compared with preprandial PI concentrations. Subjects in group 1 had significantly higher PI prior to meal 2 compared with meal 3. PI.dAUC was highest in response to meal 1. Subjects in group 1 had lowest PI.dAUC following meal 2. FTp and FIp concentrations were also significantly lower compared with preprandial concentrations. PTp.dAUC and PIp.dAUC was highest in response to meal 1.

Conclusions  There appears to be a shift in diurnal variation in glucose homeostasis and pancreatic B-cell function. Subjects had decreased glucose tolerance in response to the first and third meal of the day irrespective of glycaemic control. The variability in glucose tolerance was reflected by both quantitative and qualitative dysfunction of the pancreatic B-cell.

  D. Turner , S. Luzio , L. P. Kilduff , B. J. Gray , G. Dunseath , S. C. Bain , M. D. Campbell , D. J. West and R. M. Bracken


To determine the influence of different volumes of resistance exercise on circulating interleukin-6 (IL-6) and to explore the relationships between IL-6 and glycaemia.


Eight participants with complication-free Type 1 diabetes, whose mean ± sem age was 38 (6) years, mean ± sem HbA1c concentration was 71 ±11 mmol/mol (8.7 ±1.0%) and mean ± sem Type 1 diabetes duration was 15 ±13 years, attended the research facility after an overnight fast on four separate occasions, having administered their basal insulin the night before (glargine 27.5±3.1U, n=8), but omitted morning rapid-acting insulin. Participants completed either a one-set (14-min), two-set (28-min), or three-set (42-min) resistance exercise trial (eight exercises x 10 repetitions) at 67±3% one-repetition maximum followed by a 60-min recovery, or a resting control trial. Venous blood samples were taken before and after exercise. Data were analysed using repeated-measures anova (P≤0.05).


Whereas IL-6 levels remained similar to baseline levels after one set of resistance exercises (30 min, P=0.287; 60 min, P=0.318), IL-6 levels were > baseline levels at 60 min post-exercise after a two-set exercise trial (2.94 ± 0.94 pg/ml, P=0.002) and doubled at both 30 min (4.01 ± 1.00 pg/ml, P=0.048) and 60 min (4.28 ± 1.25 pg/ml, P=0.084) post-exercise after the three-set resistance exercise trial. Post-exercise blood glucose area under the curve (mmol/l/60 min) was greater after both the one-set (P=0.025) and two-set trials (P=0.008), than after the control trial, but similar between the three-set trial and the control trial (P=0.240). The rise in IL-6 from baseline to peak concentration significantly correlated inversely with blood glucose area under the curve (r=-0.65, P=0.041).


Circulating IL-6 is increased by resistance exercise in a volume-dependent manner, and resistance exercise-induced increases in IL-6 correlated with reductions in post-exercise hyperglycaemia in Type 1 diabetes, suggesting a role for IL-6 in improving post-resistance exercise glycaemic disturbances in Type 1 diabetes.

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