Diabetes reduces the levels of circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs), which contribute to vascular homeostasis. In turn, low EPCs levels predict progression of chronic complications. Several studies have shown that hyperglycaemia exerts detrimental effects on EPCs. Improvement in glucose control with glucose-lowering medications is associated with an increase of EPCs, but only after a long time of good glycaemic control. In the present study, we examined the effect of a rapid glycaemic amelioration on EPC levels in subjects hospitalized for decompensated diabetes.

Glycaemic Control Achieves Sustained Increases of Circulating Endothelial Progenitor Cells in Patients Hospitalized for Decompensated Diabetes: An Observational Study

Bonora, Benedetta Maria;Cappellari, Roberta;Grasso, Marco;Mazzucato, Marta;D'Anna, Marianna;Avogaro, Angelo;Fadini, Gian Paolo
2022

Abstract

Diabetes reduces the levels of circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs), which contribute to vascular homeostasis. In turn, low EPCs levels predict progression of chronic complications. Several studies have shown that hyperglycaemia exerts detrimental effects on EPCs. Improvement in glucose control with glucose-lowering medications is associated with an increase of EPCs, but only after a long time of good glycaemic control. In the present study, we examined the effect of a rapid glycaemic amelioration on EPC levels in subjects hospitalized for decompensated diabetes.
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