Glucose, insulin and somatostatin infusion for the determination of insulin resistance in liver cirrhosis

Horm Metab Res. 1979 Oct;11(10):547-9. doi: 10.1055/s-0028-1092777.


Twelve patients with liver cirrhosis and ten normal subjects were studied. Using a constant intravneous infusion of glucose, insulin and somatostatin over 2 1/2 hours we determined the stteady state plasma glucose level (SSPG) in order to measure insulin resistance. The results demonstrated that the cirrhotic patients were insulin resistant compared to normals and that plasma glucagon does not account for the insulin resistance in these patients.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Blood Glucose / analysis
  • Glucagon / blood
  • Glucose*
  • Humans
  • Insulin Resistance*
  • Insulin* / blood
  • Liver Cirrhosis / physiopathology*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Somatostatin*


  • Blood Glucose
  • Insulin
  • Somatostatin
  • Glucagon
  • Glucose