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NATURAL HISTORY OF TYPE 1 DIABETES: EFFECT OF INTENSIVE MANAGEMENT – RETINOTHERAPY – THE DESIGN OF THE DCCT

The design of the DCCT included a group of recently diagnosed type 1 diabetics with disease duration of 1-5 years and no retinopathy to explore the primary prevention of retinopathy (n = 726 patients). A second group had diabetes of up to 15 years’ duration and only background retinopathy (n = 715 patients). This group […]

THE G.I. FACTOR: TREATING HYPOGLYCAEMIA

The aim of treating reactive hypoglycaemia is to prevent sudden large increases in blood sugar levels. If the blood sugar level can be prevented from increasing quickly, then excessive unnecessary amounts of insulin will not be produced and the blood sugar levels will not plunge to abnormally low levels. Smooth steady blood sugar levels can […]