Endocrine disorders with ataxia of Friedreich. Causes of diabetes
Approximately 40% of patients with Friedreich’s ataxia have impaired glucose tolerance; diabetes is observed in 10-20% of patients (Harding A.E., Hebinck J. et al.). Diabetes mellitus with Friedreich ataxia is mitochondrial in nature and is caused by pancreatic dysfunction and impaired insulin secretion (Fantus I. et al.). Moreover, in patients, as a rule, there are….