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Work in non-insulin diabetes corroborates study's findings

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7025.253b (Published 27 January 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:253
  1. R Davison,
  2. P West,
  3. H Tindall
  1. Registrar in diabetes and endocrinology Top grade biochemist Consultant in diabetes North Middlesex Hospital, London N18 1QX

    EDITOR,—The Microalbuminuria Collaborative Study Group suggests that arterial blood pressure rather than glycated haemoglobin concentration is the main predictor of progression from microalbuminuria to clinical albuminuria.1 Our work in non-insulin dependent diabetes corroborates these findings.

    We undertook a prospective five year study of 42 patients (median (range) age 62 (32-71)) with non-insulin dependent diabetes and microalbuminuria (albumin excretion rate >20 …

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