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In a series of 100 unselected diabetics under treatment the response to the skin of the lower extremities to histamin under standard conditions indicated that 32 percent had a normal circulation in their feet, in 34 percent the circulation was somewhat impaired, in 34 percent markedly impaired. The caloric output of the feet was determined 30 times in 8 diabetics; it was constantly below normal in 6 patients. It is concluded that the majority of diabetics have an abnormal low blood-flow through their feet. The circulation in the feet of certain diabetics may vary markedly with their general condition, but
Studies on the Circulation of the Feet in Diabetes Mellitus with and without Gangrene.. Ann Intern Med. 1930;4:329. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-3-329_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1930;4(3):329.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism.
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