Table 3

Insulin sensitivity and insulin clearance

Insulin sensitivity (ml/min/m2)Peripheral insulin clearance (ml/min/m2)Endogenous insulin clearance (ml/min/m2)Hepatic insulin extraction (%)
*p<0.02 or less versus control subjects. †One cirrhotic patient with a negative value of hepatic insulin extraction (−13%) was excluded from the mean. With that subject included, hepatic insulin extraction was 51 (10), with no change in statistical significance.
Controls296 (30)484 (13)1096 (86)54 (4)
Cirrhotic patients157 (10)*531 (10)1480 (299)59 (6)†