Urine C-Peptide Creatinine Ratio Is a Noninvasive Alternative to the Mixed-Meal Tolerance Test in Children and Adults With Type 1 Diabetes
2011 (English)In: DIABETES CARE, ISSN 0149-5992, Vol. 34, no 3, 607-609 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
OBJECTIVE-Stimulated serum C-peptide (sCP) during a mixed-meal tolerance test (MMTT) is the gold standard measure of endogenous insulin secretion, but practical issues limit its use. We assessed urine C-peptide creatinine ratio (UCPCR) as an alternative. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS-Seventy-two type 1 diabetic patients (age of diagnosis median 14 years [interquartile range 10-22]; diabetes duration 6.5[2.3-32.7]) had an MMTT. sCP was collected at 90 min. Urine for UCPCR was collected at 120 min and following a home evening meal. RESULTS-MMTT 120-min UCPCR was highly correlated to 90-min sCP (r = 0.97; P andlt; 0.0001). UCPCR andgt;= 0.53 nmol/mmol had 94% sensitivity/100% specificity for significant endogenous insulin secretion (90-min sCP andgt;= 0.2 nmol/L). The 120-min postprandial evening meal UCPCR was highly correlated to 90-min sCP (r = 0.91; P andlt; 0.0001). UCPCR andgt;= 0.37 nmol/mmol had 84% sensitivity/97% specificity for sCP andgt;= 0.2 nmol/L. CONCLUSIONS-UCPCR testing is a sensitive and specific method for detecting insulin secretion. UCPCR may be a practical alternative to serum C-peptide testing, avoiding the need for inpatient investigation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
American Diabetes Association Inc , 2011. Vol. 34, no 3, 607-609 p.
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-67027DOI: 10.2337/dc10-2114ISI: 000288145400016OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-67027DiVA: diva2:406283