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Ann Intern Med. 1941;15(4):766-768. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-15-4-766
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The association of the pancreas and, more specifically, of the islet tissue with the diabetic state was realized as the result of animal experiments carried out some 30 years before the discovery of insulin. The further interrelationships between the pancreas and the disease diabetes mellitus in man we are still in the process of uncovering. Among these are the various associations between acute pancreatitis and diabetes mellitus.

It has frequently been observed that during acute pancreatitis a temporary glycosuria may appear. Egdahl1 reported an incidence of 5 per cent in 105 cases of acute pancreatitis. Guleke,2 cited by Walzel, found


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