Abrupt-Onset Diabetes Mellitus in the Elderly

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We present three elderly Japanese patients with abrupt onset of diabetes mellitus: a 61-year-old male with a complete defect of insulin secretion without insulin resistance, a 60-year-old male with an incomplete defect of insulin secretion associated with insulin resistance, and a 69-year-old female with a complete defect of insulin secretion and insulin resistance. The findings in these cases indicate the heterogeneity in insulin secretion and sensitivity of abrupt onset diabetes mellitus in the elderly. The changes in insulin secretion and sensitivity over time due to glucose toxicity may at least partially explain the heterogeneity.<br>(Internal Medicine 34: 224-227, 1995)

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  • Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine 34(3), 224-227, 1995-03-01

    The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine

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