JEROME T. PAUL, M.D., F.A.C.P.; SOPHIE J. PRESLEY, M.D.
Reports in the literature indicate that as our diabetic population ages the frequency of premature vascular complications increases. Some observers1, 2, 3 are of the opinion that these degenerative changes are inevitable, provided the diabetic lives long enough. Dolger4 has suggested that the accelerated vascular lesions are an associated phenomenon and not a complication of diabetes. Others have emphasized the control of diabetes, duration of the disease and age of onset as causative factors in the development of vascular complications. On the basis of their extensive experience, Joslin and his colleagues5, 6, 7 are convinced that premature diabetic arteriosclerosis can
PAUL JT, PRESLEY SJ. COMPLICATIONS OF LONG-TERM DIABETES MELLITUS1. Ann Intern Med. 1958;49:142–150. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-49-1-142
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;49(1):142-150.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism.
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