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Table 3.

Endogenous glucose production (EGP) for several species in various metabolic states

SpeciesStateEGP (mg glucose kg-1 min-1)Reference
Northern elephant seal Fasting 2 weeks 2.80 Present study 
 Fasting 6 weeks 2.21  
Grey seal Fasting 9 days 3.62 Nordøy and Blix, 1991  
 Fasting 37 days 2.03  
Dog Post-absorptive 3.57 Issekutz, 1977; Cowan et al., 1969  
 Fasting 3 days 2.08  
 Fasting 4 weeks 1.39  
Rabbit Post-absorptive 3.13 Dunn et al., 1976  
Human Post-absorptive 1.8–2.5 Streja et al., 1977; Weber et al., 1990; Heaney et al., 1997  
 Fasting 3–5 weeks 0.81  
 During exercise 6.75  
SpeciesStateEGP (mg glucose kg-1 min-1)Reference
Northern elephant seal Fasting 2 weeks 2.80 Present study 
 Fasting 6 weeks 2.21  
Grey seal Fasting 9 days 3.62 Nordøy and Blix, 1991  
 Fasting 37 days 2.03  
Dog Post-absorptive 3.57 Issekutz, 1977; Cowan et al., 1969  
 Fasting 3 days 2.08  
 Fasting 4 weeks 1.39  
Rabbit Post-absorptive 3.13 Dunn et al., 1976  
Human Post-absorptive 1.8–2.5 Streja et al., 1977; Weber et al., 1990; Heaney et al., 1997  
 Fasting 3–5 weeks 0.81  
 During exercise 6.75  
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