Diabetes diagnosed in the so-called middle age of life is debated from the typological point of view. The authors investigated 45 diabetics, whose disease had been diagnosed between the age of 30-45 years. As a result of their observations they state that diabetes in this age range is heterogenous. Patients can be classified into insulin-dependent and non-insulin-dependent types of diabetes. Two of their patients could be classified into a newly described subtype (early onset diabetes, EOD). For the time being it seems that the exact delineation of this new diabetic subtype needs more detailed observations.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - jan. 7 1990|
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