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dc.contributor.advisorDiniz Behn, Cecilia
dc.contributor.authorBartlette, Kai
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-07T20:38:48Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-03T13:11:25Z
dc.date.available2018-12-07T20:38:48Z
dc.date.available2022-02-03T13:11:25Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifierBartlette_mines_0052N_11526.pdf
dc.identifierT 8522
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11124/172356
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description2018 Spring.
dc.description.abstractInsulin resistance (IR) is a crucial element of the pathology of the metabolic syndrome, which now affects more than a third of the population in the United States. Understanding the role of hepatic glucose release following a meal in contributing to hyperglycemia is crucial for the assessment of potential new medications. Using an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) protocol with two stable isotope tracers, both the rate of appearance of exogenous glucose (Ra_exo) coming from the drink and the suppression of endogenous glucose in response to the drink may be computed. In previous work, investigators have proposed several different methods for computing Ra_exo. The aim of this project was to compare the implementation and results of these methods applied to OGTT data from a cohort of obese adolescent girls. Methods were compared based on inter-method variability and known physiology. Obtaining a reliable estimate of the rate of appearance of exogenous glucose from the drink is necessary to assess hepatic IR. In addition, such an estimate represents a key input to differential equations-based models of whole body glucose-insulin dynamics that are used to quantify hepatic IR, and the method-dependence of the resulting estimates of insulin sensitivity has not been assessed. Improved understanding of interactions between exogenous and endogenous hepatic glucose dynamics will facilitate the characterization of IR in individual patients and different disease conditions and may support the development of targeted therapeutic approaches.
dc.format.mediumborn digital
dc.format.mediummasters theses
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherColorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library
dc.relation.ispartof2018 - Mines Theses & Dissertations
dc.rightsCopyright of the original work is retained by the author.
dc.subjectinsulin sensitivity index
dc.subjectoral minimal model
dc.subjectstable isotope glucose tracers
dc.subjectoral glucose tolerance test
dc.subjectinsulin resistance
dc.subjectrate of appearance of exogenous glucose
dc.titleComparison of methods for calculating the rate of appearance of exogenous glucose
dc.typeText
dc.contributor.committeememberPankavich, Stephen
dc.contributor.committeememberLeiderman, Karin
dcterms.embargo.terms2018-12-07
dcterms.embargo.expires2018-12-07
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.S.)
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineApplied Mathematics and Statistics
thesis.degree.grantorColorado School of Mines
dc.rights.accessEmbargo Expires: 12/07/2018


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