of ICET-A Network (International Network of Clinicians for
Endocrinopathies in Thalassemia and Adolescence Medicine), Ferrara,
2 Department of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology, Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar and Department of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology, Alexandria University Children’s Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt.
3 Department of Haematology, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman.
4 Department of Diabetes & Endocrinology, Whittington Hospital, University College London, London, UK.
5 Emeritus Director in Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital “Santobono-Pausilipon”, Naples, Italy.
6 First Department of Paediatrics, National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.
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The primary aim of this study was to evaluate retrospectively the
glucose homeostasis and surrogate indices of insulin sensitivity and
resistance, during a 3-hour oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), in β-
thalassemia major patients (β-TM) with serum ferritin (SF) below 1,000
Patients and Methods.