Authors analyzed the case history of 25 young diabetic patients, whose disease has been diagnosed before the age of thirty. The question that has been raised: is it allowed to treat young diabetics with oral drugs? By classifying the patients, they stated followings: In the 1. group they classified 16 verified MODY/NIDDY patients. In the second group they classified 3 young diabetics, whose disease had been evaluated as slowly progressing IDDM (autoimmune form). 3 patients belonged to the 3 group. They had been classified as MODY/NIDDY patients, however an extremely long lasting remission period--due to the short observation time--can not be excluded. The remaining 3 diabetic patients belonged to the IDDM group, with a long remission period. They were treated incorrectly with oral hypoglycemic drugs. Young diabetics can be treated with oral drugs only in case, when they are proven MODY/NIDDY patients. The precise differential diagnosis between this form and autoimmune IDDM, as well as long lasting remission periode, is extremely important.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 9 1991|
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