JOHN R. WILLIAMS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The diagnosis and treatment of diabetes are as yet on an unsatisfactory basis. In advanced cases the diagnosis is easy but in the border-line and doubtful groups a clinical problem is presented which is very difficult of solution. The finding of sugar in the urine to a large group of physicians is prima facie evidence of diabetes, although it has been clearly established that sugar and other reducing substances may be found in the urine in a number of conditions other than diabetes.
With the advent of blood chemical methods a few years ago, blood sugar assumed high importance in
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WILLIAMS JR. The Insulin Coefficient, an Improved Method for the Clinical Control of Diabetes Mellitus(The Insulin Coefficient, an Improved Method for the Clinical Control of Diabetes Mellitus*). Ann Intern Med. 1931;5:264–273. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-3-264
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;5(3):264-273.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism.
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