Prognosis of diabetics with diabetes onset before the age of thirty-one. II. Factors influencing the prognosis.

@article{Deckert1978PrognosisOD,
  title={Prognosis of diabetics with diabetes onset before the age of thirty-one. II. Factors influencing the prognosis.},
  author={Torsten Deckert and Jakob Poulsen and Michael Larsen},
  journal={Diabetologia},
  year={1978},
  volume={14 6},
  pages={371-7}
}
In 307 patients with diabetes mellitus, developed prior to 1933 and before age 31 it was demonstrated that: (1) frequent contact with a specialized diabetes clinic from an early stage of the disease; (2) a good quality of "metabolic control"; (3) a low insulin dose; (4) a body weight of 10% less than ideal; and (5) a mean blood pressure below 100 mm Hg, all had significantly beneficial effects upon the survival. It was also found that patients domiciled in Copenhagen had a significantly better… CONTINUE READING

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