Response to Comment on: Wehr et al. Low Free Testosterone Levels Are Associated With All-Cause and Cardiovascular Mortality in Postmenopausal Diabetic Women. Diabetes Care 2011;34:1771–1777

  1. Barbara Obermayer-Pietsch, MD1
  1. 1Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University Graz, Graz, Austria
  2. 2Department of Public Health, Social and Preventive Medicine, Mannheim Medical Faculty, University of Heidelberg, Mannheim, Germany
  3. 3Synlab Center of Laboratory Diagnostics, Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany
  4. 4Clinical Institute of Medical and Chemical Laboratory Medicine, Medical University Graz, Graz, Austria
  1. Corresponding author: Elisabeth Lerchbaum, elisabeth.lerchbaum{at}

We appreciate the thoughtful comment by Kuhadiya et al. (1). The remark that total androgen concentrations are important for practitioners is well taken. The overall median total testosterone (TT) and free testosterone (FT) concentrations were 2.43 nmol/L (0.7 μg/L) and 0.0093 ng/mL, respectively. Because the FT and TT concentrations for all quartiles are given in Tables 1 and 2 (2), median levels can also be seen in Tables 1 and 2. Concentrations for TT levels are correct. However, there was a typing error (decimal places) regarding …

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