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ISRN Endocrinology
Volume 2013, Article ID 189412, 7 pages
Clinical Study

Insulin Sensitivity Assessed by Stable Isotopes with Oral Glucose Administration: Validation with Euglycaemic Clamp

1MRC-Human Nutrition Research, 120 Fulbourn Road, Cambridge CB1 9NL, UK
2Department of Paediatrics, Cambridge University, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 0QQ, UK

Received 2 August 2013; Accepted 11 September 2013

Academic Editors: C.-H. Anderwald, R. P. Hoffman, Y. Nishida, and K. C. Yuen

Copyright © 2013 Leslie Bluck et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Methods of determining insulin sensitivity that use an oral challenge of glucose are preferred to those using intravenous administration since the measurement is made in conditions more akin to normal physiology. One previously reported protocol (ODILE) studies glucose uptake in isolation from absorption and endogenous production by the intravenous administration of tracer approximately forty-five minutes after the oral dose is given. However, this methodology has not been validated against other accredited procedures. This study utilizes the euglycemic hyperinsulinemic clamp in order to validate the ODILE method.