Irish Journal of Medical Science

, Volume 152, Issue 5, pp 187–190 | Cite as

The remission period in juvenile diabetes mellitus

  • O. J. Hensey
  • C. S. Smith


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.


Beta Cell Function Proinsulin IRISH Journal Continue Glucose Monitoring Insulin Preparation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. J. Hensey
    • 1
  • C. S. Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Child HealthUniversity of Liverpool, Alder Hey Children's HospitalLiverpoolEngland

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