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The common goal of all of us who treat diabetic patients is to attempt to insure that they lead longer, more satisfying, and useful lives. All of us hope that the complications of the diabetic state can be avoided or postponed, and all of us wish we knew how to achieve such hopes. Evidence is not very good that rigid methods of "control," with emphasis on normal blood glucose levels, are superior to more lenient methods. Furthermore, if this goal is too ardently pursued, patients run the risk of frequent hypoglycemic reactions.
Dr. Traisman and his associates advocate a quantitative
Management of Juvenile Diabetes Mellitus.. Ann Intern Med. ;76:680. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-4-680_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(4):680.
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