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Wien Med Wochenschr. 1997;147(9):226-30.

[Risks and side effects of intensified insulin therapy].

[Article in German]

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Abtellung Endokrinologie und Diabetologie, Universit├Ątsspitals Z├╝rich, Schweiz.


Diabetes mellitus may be accompanied by severe long-term microvascular, neurological and macrovascular complications. Prevention of these complications represents an enormous challenge for the diabetic patients and their doctors. However, if diabetic long-term complications occur, affecting one or more organ systems, it is a major goal to prevent their progression. Both, primary and secondary prevention require a good metabolic control striving for near-normal blood glucose values. Intensified insulin therapy (three or more daily injections or external insulin pump) has been shown to achieve a glycemic control as close to the normal range as possible.

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