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In a series of 100 unselected diabetics under treatment the response to the skin of the lower extremities to histamin under standard conditions indicated that 32 percent had a normal circulation in their feet, in 34 percent the circulation was somewhat impaired, in 34 percent markedly impaired. The caloric output of the feet was determined 30 times in 8 diabetics; it was constantly below normal in 6 patients. It is concluded that the majority of diabetics have an abnormal low blood-flow through their feet. The circulation in the feet of certain diabetics may vary markedly with their general condition, but
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Studies on the Circulation of the Feet in Diabetes Mellitus with and without Gangrene.. Ann Intern Med. 1930;4:329. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-3-329_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1930;4(3):329.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism.
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