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Long-term complications of diabetes mellitus, Part II: Gastrointestinal and infectious.

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Department of Medicine, National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, Denver, Colorado, USA.

Abstract

Numerous gastrointestinal and infectious diseases are associated with long-standing and often poorly controlled DM in humans. Although not as well documented in veterinary patients, the veterinary practitioner must always have an index of suspicion for the possibility of these complications. Because the clinical signs of a number of these problems are identical, proper diagnostic procedures need to be used to differentiate among the gastrointestinal and even infectious problems. In all cases, stringent blood glucose control is the common denominator in effective treatment. Other agents can be used both to assist in short-term control and for long-term therapy.

PMID:
7660544
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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