Ketoacidosis-onset noninsulin dependent diabetes in Japanese subjects.


In 5 patients (2 women and 3 men, aged 16-36 years), diabetic ketoacidosis developed without precipitating illness. Pancreatic islet cell antibody was negative, and the duration of insulin dependency was shorter than 4 weeks. Hemoglobin A1c was < or = 6.3% for the mean period of 2.8 years thereafter, with diet therapy alone in 4 and with 5 mg glyburide in 1… (More)


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