JOHN R. WILLIAMS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The diagnosis and treatment of diabetes are as yet on an unsatisfactory basis. In advanced cases the diagnosis is easy but in the border-line and doubtful groups a clinical problem is presented which is very difficult of solution. The finding of sugar in the urine to a large group of physicians is prima facie evidence of diabetes, although it has been clearly established that sugar and other reducing substances may be found in the urine in a number of conditions other than diabetes.
With the advent of blood chemical methods a few years ago, blood sugar assumed high importance in
WILLIAMS JR. The Insulin Coefficient, an Improved Method for the Clinical Control of Diabetes Mellitus(The Insulin Coefficient, an Improved Method for the Clinical Control of Diabetes Mellitus*). Ann Intern Med. 1931;5:264–273. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-3-264
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;5(3):264-273.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism.
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