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Assessment of the Need for Continued Oral Therapy in Diabetics

Br Med J 1972; 1 doi: (Published 11 March 1972) Cite this as: Br Med J 1972;1:649
  1. A. M. Tomkins,
  2. Arnold Bloom


    Hypoglycaemic agents were replaced by placebos in diabetic patients attending a hospital clinic. Of 62 patients observed, 43 (69%) relapsed within six months but blood sugar control remained unchanged in 19 (31%) during the period of observation.