Angela J. Bowen, M.D.; Robert L. Reeves, M.D., F.A.C.P.; Robert L. Nielsen, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Diurnal variations in glucose tolerance have been studied in 1,429 subjects. From these studies it is apparent that at least three patterns of response exist.
True Diabetes: These subjects have abnormal responses to oral glucose throughout the 24-hr cycle. They may or may not have a diurnal variation in the magnitude of response, but if present it is not of diagnostic significance. This group represented 5% of the total number studied.
Normal: These people have minimal or no diurnal variations in their response to a glucose challenge. They have normal responses throughout the 24-hr cycle (49% of total group studied).
Bowen AJ, Reeves RL, Nielsen RL. Afternoon Diabetes.. Ann Intern Med. ;66:1057–1058. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-5-1057_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(5):1057-1058.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism.
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