Diabetes Linked to Low Creatinine

Share this article:
Lower serum creatinine is a newly identified risk factor for type 2 diabetes, Japanese researchers concluded.

They studied 8,570 nondiabetic Japanese men aged 40-55 years at study entry. During a four-year follow-up period, type 2 diabetes developed in 877 subjects.

Those with serum creatinine levels between 0.40 and 0.60 mg/dL had a nearly twofold higher risk than subjects whose levels were between 0.71 and 0.80 mg/dL, according to a report in Diabetes Care (2009;32:424-426).

Share this article:
You must be a registered member of RUN to post a comment.

More in Diabetes

Diabetes Prevalence Has Skyrocketed in the Last Two Decades

Diabetes Prevalence Has Skyrocketed in the Last Two ...

Prevalence higher and glycemic control poorer in non-Hispanic blacks and Mexican-Americans.

New Diabetes Drug Approved

New Diabetes Drug Approved

FDA clears albiglutide as an adjunct to diet and exercise for glycemic control in adult type 2 diabetes patients.

Glucose Levels Established for Hemoglobin Targets

Glucose Levels Established for Hemoglobin Targets

Average blood glucose levels at premeal, postmeal, bedtime established for achieving HbA1c targets.