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Plasma Insulin during Remission in Juvenile Diabetes Mellitus

Br Med J 1969; 1 doi: (Published 15 March 1969) Cite this as: Br Med J 1969;1:676
  1. K. Johansen,
  2. H. Ørskov


    Three juvenile diabetics in partial remission were studied before and after the recurrence of overt diabetes. The remissions were partial because glucose tolerance never returned to normal. However, it improved sufficiently to cause the discontinuance of insulin therapy for at least four months.

    The insulin output in response to double glucose tolerance tests was increased during remission. The degree of remission seemed to be related to the magnitude of the insulin response to glucose. In two of the patients the increase was low and the response very slight. The third patient, however, had a delayed hyper-response and his carbohydrate tolerance during the remission was much more improved than those of the other patients.