Improvement in diabetic control on complete withdrawal of inappropriately prescribed insulin

  • K. Bulger
  • T. J. McKenna


We describe three diabetics in whom the discontinuation of insulin therapy resulted in overall improvement in metabolic control. The full potential of dietary management in maturity onset diabetes mellitus should be explored before recourse to the introduction of insulin. Insulin, once prescribed, need not be a life long treatment for those diabetics showing features of non-insulin-dependent type diabetes mellitus.


Insulin Therapy Insulin Treatment Blood Sugar Level Dietary Management Gonen 
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© Springer 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Bulger
    • 1
  • T. J. McKenna
    • 1
  1. 1.The Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes MellitusSt. Vincent’s HospitalDublin 4

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