Benefits and risks of meticulous control of diabetes

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Abstract

The balance of scientific evidence now favors a relationship between poor metabolic control and diabetic complications. This, coupled with the clinical capability to achieve near-normalization of glycemia, has created an obligation not to deny the option of meticulous control to appropriately selected patients who wish to take this therapeutic course. The training and programming of such patients and the subsequent surveillance is best achieved in specialized centers. It is hoped that the experience accumulated will permit careful analysis as to the long-term value of such therapy in the prophylaxis of diabetic complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1317-1324
Number of pages8
JournalMedical Clinics of North America
Volume66
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

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