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Research Article

Mode of presentation of juvenile diabetes.

Br Med J 1976; 2 doi: (Published 24 July 1976) Cite this as: Br Med J 1976;2:211
  1. D V Hamilton,
  2. S S Mundia,
  3. J Lister


    In a study of 66 children with juvenile diabetes symptoms had often present for over a month before diagnosis. Though polyuria, polydipsia, and weight loss were the commonest features, other important symptoms included tiredness lethargy, and malaise. A gradual onset of diabetes was commoner than is generally realised.