Hypomagnesemia has long been known to be associated with diabetes mellitus. Mather et al1 confirmed the presence of hypomagnesemia in nearly 25% of their diabetic outpatients. Low serum magnesium level has been reported in children with insulin-dependent diabetes2,3 and through the entire spectrum of adult type I and type II diabetics regardless of the type of therapy.4-6 Hypomagnesemia has been correlated with both poor diabetic control7-9 and insulin resistance in nondiabetic elderly patients.10
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