The remission period in juvenile diabetes mellitus
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The fall in exogenous insulin requirements occurring after onset of juvenile diabetes mellitus is known as the phase of remission. In a retrospective study the incidence of remission period, its length and factors influencing it were determined. Remission occurred in 20% of those children who received conventional preparations. There was no sex differece in incidence of remission. A shorter duration of ketonuria after onset of treatment increased the chance of remission. Remission did not occur in those children aged less than 5 years. The results suggest that current initial management using mono-component insulin increases the possibility of remission.
KeywordsBeta Cell Function Proinsulin IRISH Journal Continue Glucose Monitoring Insulin Preparation
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