KELLY M. WEST, M.D.
At present the overwhelming majority of deaths in patients with diabetes mellitus is attributable to degenerative vascular lesions, the control of which is the most important problem facing those who treat diabetics. In order to evaluate measures aimed at the postponement or avoidance of such lesions, it will be necessary to accumulate more experience concerning the natural history of long-term diabetes under various methods of treatment.
Retinopathy and nephropathy have been regarded by some as the inevitable accompaniment of diabetes of substantial duration. Dolger1 had the unfortunate experience of finding in a group of 200 long-duration cases not a single
WEST KM. NORMAL KIDNEYS AND RETINAE AFTER 35 YEARS OF DIABETES1. Ann Intern Med. ;47:1256–1259. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-47-6-1256
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;47(6):1256-1259.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism, Nephrology.
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