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Reversible diminished insulin requirement during acute renal failure.
  1. J. E. Naschitz,
  2. C. Barak,
  3. D. Yeshurun


    Very little is known concerning insulin requirements in diabetic patients who develop acute renal failure, although decrease in daily insulin requirement in patients with chronic renal failure is recognized. A 46-year-old diabetic patient is described, whose daily insulin requirement decreased from 56 to 8 units per day during an episode of acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis causing acute reversible renal failure. The insulin requirement returned to its previous level after the patient recovered.

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