diabetogenic factor

di·a·be·to·gen·ic fac·tor

rarely used term for a factor in crude extracts of the anterior lobe of the hypophysis that produces degenerative changes in the islet cells of the pancreas and causes permanent diabetes.
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It is likely that obesity acts as a diabetogenic factor by increasing insulin resistance in people who are genetically predisposed to develop type-2 diabetes.
Serum apo C-III residing on HDL particles revealed to be a key diabetogenic factor among Turks (30).
Warren and Root wrote in 1925 that--'The pathology, which we find in the pancreas at autopsy rarely represents the initial damage to the organ, but rather the result of a long struggle between regenerative activity of the pancreas and the degenerative changes caused by the diabetogenic factor.
Thus hyperglycemic BALB/c mouse provides a convenient model to identify genetic, dietary and diabetogenic factors contributing to accelerated fatty streak lesions of complex cellularity15.
Low risk threshold for acquired diabetogenic factors in Asian Indians.