A case of a 57-year-old man who was admitted to hospital for the treatment of noninsulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) and nephrosis is presented. Details of a full clinical and biochemical investigation are given. The patient was put on a diet of 1600 kcal per day and given Lente insulin to restore his fasting blood glucose to normal. Prostoglandin E1 was then given, 40 μg b.d. intravenously morning and evening to improve his creatintne clearance and reduce urinary protein successfully. Improvement in the nephrosis of diabetic retinopathy was ultimately attained in this one patient. He was discharged from hospital, has remained well for the past year, and able to do light work.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Clinical Trials Journal|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 1985|
- Lente insulin
- prostaglandin E
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pharmacology (medical)