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Journal of Diabetes Research
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 183094, 5 pages
Research Article

Comparison of Glomerular Filtration Rate Estimation from Serum Creatinine and Cystatin C in HNF1A-MODY and Other Types of Diabetes

1Department of Metabolic Diseases, Jagiellonian University Medical College, 15 Kopernika Street, 31-501 Krakow, Poland
2University Hospital, Krakow, Poland
3Department of Diagnostics, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland
4Department of Clinical Genetics, Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland

Received 29 June 2015; Revised 24 July 2015; Accepted 28 July 2015

Academic Editor: Bernard Portha

Copyright © 2015 Magdalena Szopa 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.


Introduction. We previously showed that in HNF1A-MODY the cystatin C-based glomerular filtration rate (GFR) estimate is higher than the creatinine-based estimate. Currently, we aimed to replicate this finding and verify its clinical significance. Methods. The study included 72 patients with HNF1A-MODY, 72 with GCK-MODY, 53 with type 1 diabetes (T1DM), 70 with type 2 diabetes (T2DM), and 65 controls. Serum creatinine and cystatin C levels were measured. GFR was calculated from creatinine and cystatin C using the CKD-EPI creatinine equation (eGRF-cr) and CKD-EPI cystatin C equation (eGFR-cys), respectively. Results. Cystatin C levels were lower () in the control ( mg/L), HNF1A (), and GCK ( mg/L) groups in comparison to those with either T1DM ( mg/L) or T2DM ( mg/L). Moreover, eGFR-cys was higher than eGRF-cr in HNF1A-MODY, GCK-MODY, and the controls (; ; ). This corresponded to 8.9 mL/min/1.73 m2, 9.7 mL/min/1.73 m2, and 16.9 mL/min/1.73 m2 of difference. Additionally, T1DM patients had higher eGFR-cr than eGFR-cys (11.6 mL/min/1.73 m2; ); no difference occurred in T2DM (). Conclusions. We confirmed that eGFR-cys values in HNF1A-MODY patients are higher compared to eGFR-cr. Some other differences were also described in diabetic groups. However, none of them appears to be clinically relevant.