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The previous investigations concerning xanthosis diabetica have not considered the effects of insulin upon the lipochromemia and its clinical changes. Elmer and Scheps have had recent opportunity of studying five cases of xanthosis diabetica, and the effect of insulin upon the lipochromemia and the skin coloration. These observations showed that the lipochromemia is dependent upon the nature of the food given to the diabetic, such as eggs, spinach, carrots, etc., that are rich in lipochrome, and that xanthosis diabetica appears in some cases shortly after such a diet is initiated, and slowly retrogresses when such lipochrome-rich diet is stopped. This
Die Wirkung des Insulins auf die Lipochromämie und die Xanthosis Diabetica.. Ann Intern Med. ;2:1114–1115. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-2-10-1114_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1929;2(10):1114-1115.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism.
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