Classifying diabetes according to the new WHO clinical stages

  title={Classifying diabetes according to the new WHO clinical stages},
  author={Eero Lindholm and Elisabet Agardh and Tiinamaija Tuomi and Leif Groop and C.-D. Agardh},
  journal={European Journal of Epidemiology},
Aims/Hypothesis: To test the usefulness of the new WHO criteria for clinical staging of diabetes in the characterization of 1977 diabetic patients. Methods: The following clinical stages were used: patients on diet and/or oral antidiabetic agents 2 years after diagnosis were considered as non-insulin requiring (NIR; n = 711) and patients who required insulin therapy after 1 year as insulin requiring for control (IRC; n = 543). Patients who because of deteriorating hyperglycemia within 1 year… CONTINUE READING


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