Clinical and laboratory features of children with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus of more than two years

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Jose R. L. Batubara
Agus Firmansyah
Riza Mansyoer
Bambang Tridjaja
Aman B. Pulungan


The incidence rate of IDDM in our clinic during the period from 1989 to 1998 was 0.028%. There were twentyfour IDDM patients with duration of illness of more than 2 years, with a male to female ratio of 1: 1.5. Most of these patients had no diabetic family history and had good nutritional status. The insulin dosage used by these patients ranged between 0.67 - 0.72 IU/kg/day with a mean of 1.06 IU/kg/day. The average frequency of blood glucose home monitoring was less than ideal. Twenty-two out of the 24 patients were fully controlled metabolically; however, these patients still have polyuria, polydipsia, and polyphagia.

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Batubara J, Firmansyah A, Mansyoer R, Tridjaja B, Pulungan A. Clinical and laboratory features of children with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus of more than two years. PI [Internet]. 30Oct.2006 [cited 21Oct.2020];41(9-10):256-. Available from:
Received 2016-11-22
Accepted 2016-11-22
Published 2006-10-30


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