Objective: To reveal the possible role of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) in newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetic children.
Methods: Twenty-five newly diagnosed children and 22 healthy children were included in the study.
Results: In oral glucose tolerance tests, no correlation was observed between C-peptide and GLP-1 levels at 0 and 30 minutes, and plasma GLP-1 levels in both groups at 0 and 30 minutes were not statistically different.
Conclusion: Consequently, fasting and postprandial GLP-1 levels in newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetic children are not different from healthy children. Glucagon-like peptide-1 levels in newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetic children suggest that plasma GLP-1 levels do not have any role in the pathogenesis of Type 1 diabetes mellitus.