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March 1970

The New Management of Stable Adult Diabetes.

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Washington, DC

Arch Intern Med. 1970;125(3):551. doi:10.1001/archinte.1970.00310030161021

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This volume in my opinion is an excellent review of the current state of the art of the management of diabetes in adults. Weller and his co-writers have done an extremely competent job in compiling, in a very readable form, a number of very practical points regarding the diagnosis of this form of diabetes. A very brief, well-written chapter is concerned with the clinical paradox presented by the adult-onset diabetic (the presence of amounts of insulin which would appear to be adequate as measured by radioimmunoassay and yet clear evidence of a deficiency of insulin activity at least in terms of blood glucose levels) and, of course, the ever-present difficulties of the so-called complications, (the microangiopathy or vasculopathy of the diabetic state). The chapters by DeWitt DeLawter regarding the clinical management of diabetes in the adult and the selection of oral hypoglycemic therapy are recommended to physicians who deal with

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