What is the significance of low estimated glucose disposal rate (eGDR) in type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM)?

Updated: Oct 08, 2021
  • Author: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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In a study that included 207 patients with type 1 DM, Epstein et al used the estimated glucose disposal rate (eGDR) to assess insulin resistance and found that mean eGDR was significantly lower (and, thus, insulin resistance was higher) in black patients (5.66 mg/kg/min) than in either Hispanic patients (6.70 mg/kg/min) or white patients (7.20 mg/kg/min). In addition, low eGDR was associated with an increased risk of vascular complications of diabetes (eg, cardiovascular disease, diabetic retinopathy, or severe chronic kidney disease). [16, 17]

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