Chapter 16. Vascular Function and Diabetes Mellitus

  1. Raffaele De Caterina MD, PhD1,2 and
  2. Peter Libby MD3
  1. Mark A. Creager MD and
  2. Joshua A. Beckman MD

Published Online: 12 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470988473.ch16

Endothelial Dysfunctions in Vascular Disease

Endothelial Dysfunctions in Vascular Disease

How to Cite

Creager, M. A. and Beckman, J. A. (2007) Vascular Function and Diabetes Mellitus, in Endothelial Dysfunctions in Vascular Disease (eds R. De Caterina and P. Libby), Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470988473.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Cardiology, Chair and Postgraduate School of Cardiology; “G. d'Annunzio” University - Chieti, Ospedale San Camillo de Lellis; Via C. Forlanni, 50, 66100 Chieti

  2. 2

    Director, Laboratory for Thrombosis and Vascular Research; CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, Area della Ricerca di S. Cataldo; Via G.Moruzzi, 1, 56124 Pisa, Italy

  3. 3

    Mallinckrodt Professor, Harvard Medical School and Chief, Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405122085

Online ISBN: 9780470988473



  • vascular diseases;
  • diabetes mellitus;
  • nitric oxide;
  • glucose metabolism;
  • insulin resistance


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Diabetes and endothelial function

  • Hyperglycemia and endothelial dysfunction

  • Effects of insulin resistance on endothelial function

  • Endothelium-derived contracting factors and diabetes

  • Advanced glycation endproducts

  • Treatment of endothelial dysfunction