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This leads to lower HbA1C levels, lower insulin dosage and lesser metabolic decompensation after insulin withdrawal. Using hyperglycemic clamp studies for quantitative assessment of beta cell function has clearly shown that it is the most important determinant of glucose disposal. It has also been found to be a major contributor to oral glucose tolerance even in high risk relatives of type 2 diabetic patients in different ethnic groups. Beta cell function is quantified as the ratio of the incremental insulin.