Monday, January 20, 2014

What is double diabetes?

In patients with DM 1 it's the coexistent development of DM 2 traits including weight gain, high insulin requirements and metabolic syndrome. This may occur because a person genetically predisposed to DM 2 independently develops DM 1, or because exogenous insulin used to treat DM 1 causes weight gain leading to insulin resistance and other manifestations of the metabolic syndrome. Review here.  

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