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MCV/Q, Medical College of Virginia Quarterly

MCV/Q, Medical College of Virginia Quarterly

Article Title

Why Control Diabetes?

Authors

Harold Rifkin

Orginal Publication Date

1977

Journal Title

MCV/Q, Medical College of Virginia Quarterly

Volume

13

Issue

1

First Page

17

Last Page

18

Abstract

The definition of diabetes control varies widely among specialists of the disease. Proponents of "good" control believe that the goals of appropriate therapy for diabetes should include an all-out effort to obtain levels of fasting and postprandial blood glucose as close to those in the non-diabetic as possible. Certainly, good control has been proven to accomplish the following: 1. prevention of ketoacidosis; 2. prevention of severe hypoglycemia; 3. decrease in perinatal mortality and morbidity; 4. promotion of normal growth and development of the juvenile diabetic; 5. prevention of, or inhibition of, infection. The evidence that hyperglycemia is responsible for vascular complications, particularly micro-vascular disease, and that good control will prevent or inhibit the rapidity of the development of this pathologic process, or even reverse it, is the basis of this presentation.

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