SAMUEL J. TAUB, M.D.; WILLIAM H. SHLAES, M.D.; LESTER RICE, M.S., PH.D.
Recent work has shown that numerous conditions other than diabetes mellitus are accompanied by hyperglycemia; the more significant of these conditions include obesity, liver damage, and hyperpituitarism. That this symptom appears in such diverse diseases is explicable by the fact that control of the blood sugar is determined not only by the level of insulin in the blood but by the state of the liver, kidneys and gastrointestinal tract as well as by the level of the pituitary-adrenal hormones.
While engaged in testing a modified insulin preparation in a series of diabetic patients, the authors felt obliged to ascertain
TAUB SJ, SHLAES WH, RICE L. LIVER DYSFUNCTION HYPERGLYCEMIA: ITS ETIOLOGY AND RELATION TO DIABETES MELLITUS1. Ann Intern Med. ;22:852–862. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-22-6-852
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1945;22(6):852-862.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism, Gastroenterology/Hepatology.
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