Hypomagnesemia and diabetes mellitus. A review of clinical implications

Arch Intern Med. 1996 Jun 10;156(11):1143-8.


Hypomagnesemia has long been known to be associated with diabetes mellitus. Mather et al confirmed the presence of hypomagnesemia in nearly 25% of their diabetic out-patients. Low serum magnesium level has been reported in children with insulin-dependent diabetes and through the entire spectrum of adult type I and type II diabetics regardless of the type of therapy. Hypomagnesemia has been correlated with both poor diabetic control and insulin resistance in nondiabetic elderly patients.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Oral
  • Adult
  • Diabetes Complications*
  • Diabetes Mellitus / blood
  • Diabetes Mellitus / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Magnesium / administration & dosage
  • Magnesium / blood
  • Magnesium Deficiency / blood
  • Magnesium Deficiency / complications*
  • Magnesium Deficiency / physiopathology
  • Male


  • Magnesium