The data presented in this report are from the records of 800 diabetic patients who have been under our observation for one or more years. Laboratory analyses were performed at such intervals as would furnish reliable opinions regarding diabetic control. All of these patients are ambulatory. The series includes patients in our diabetic clinics for both adults and children, as well as private patients.1
For convenience in arranging the mass of data from this number of records the patients have been divided into two groups, according to the nature of the onset of diabetes. Those who experienced the sudden onset of excessive thirst, polyuria and rapid loss of weight and strength before the diagnosis of diabetes was made are classed as having diabetes of acute onset. Patients who have had none of these symptoms in acute form at onset are classed as having diabetes of gradual onset. In the
SMITH B, GRISHAW WH. SURVEY OF DIABETES: STATISTICAL DATA AND CONTROL COMPARISONS WITH VARIOUS INSULINS. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1940;66(2):465–477. doi:10.1001/archinte.1940.00190140173009
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