How does hematocrit level increase in diabetes patient?
What other characteristics of blood changes due to diabetes?
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Some studies shown an increased level of hemoglobin (hematocrit) in type 2 diabetes prediction.
It is known that hematocrit is the determining factor of blood viscosity, that if it's increased could develop insulin resistance by the reduced blood flow to skeletal muscle.
Also, there were made measurements of WBH:VH (whole body hematocrit: venous hematocrit) and this ratio was increased in 1 out of 11 females and in 9 out of 13 males, being inversely correlated to the plasma volume (r=−0.51, p<0.001). The conclusion was that the occurrence of small vessel hemoconcentration in male patients with diabetes mellitus could be relevant to the pathophysiology of vascular complications of diabetes.
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