Prognosis of diabetics with diabetes onset before the age of thirty-one. II. Factors influencing the prognosis

Diabetologia. 1978 Jun;14(6):371-7. doi: 10.1007/BF01228131.


In 307 patients with diabetes mellitus, developed prior to 1933 and before age 31 it was demonstrated that: (1) frequent contact with a specialized diabetes clinic from an early stage of the disease; (2) a good quality of "metabolic control"; (3) a low insulin dose; (4) a body weight of 10% less than ideal; and (5) a mean blood pressure below 100 mm Hg, all had significantly beneficial effects upon the survival. It was also found that patients domiciled in Copenhagen had a significantly better prognosis than patients domiciled outside Copenhagen. Frequent contact with a diabetes centre was accompanied by an appreciable decrease in disabling late diabetic complications.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Blood Pressure
  • Body Weight
  • Diabetes Mellitus / mortality*
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / mortality
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Insulin / therapeutic use
  • Male
  • Prognosis


  • Insulin