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Venesection is an effective non-pharmacological treatment for patients with high serum ferritin type 2 diabetes
Journal of Clinical and Translational Endocrinology Case Reports
Aims/Hypothesis: Previous studies have associated serum ferritin levels with type 2 diabetes, so it's well recognised that there is a subset of patients with type 2 diabetes and also with elevated serum ferritin. The aim of this pilot study was to test whether venesection is a viable treatment option for patients with type 2 diabetes. Methods: Four cases with elevated serum ferritin and type 2 diabetes were subjected to monthly venesection for 3e9 months, and monitored 3 monthly for serumdoi:10.1016/j.jecr.2016.10.002 fatcat:ofmkn4t6kbeczm7sekgf74frnq