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Non-insulin-dependent diabetic subjects had abnormally raised in vitro platelet aggregation rates to collagen or ristocetin when thought to be "well-controlled" on diet alone but shown to have raised basal plasma glucose levels. Basal normoglycemia, induced with either ultralente insulin or chlorpropamide, was associated with a significant reduction of the enhanced platelet aggregation rates to normal. Some sulfonylurea drugs have been reported to have specific anti-platelet aggregatory properties, but the degree of plasma glucose control is probably more relevant.

Original publication




Journal article


Diabetes Care

Publication Date





433 - 437


Blood Glucose, Diabetes Mellitus, Factor VIII, Humans, Platelet Aggregation