Commentary on "Longitudinal Trends in the Prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus in an Urban Emergency Department"
AbstractAs emergency medicine physicians, we often encounter patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). These patients present with a variety of continuing problems, including episodic hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia from medication errors (mostly oral agents), diabetic-related infections of the limbs, pain management problems caused by diabetic neuropathy, bladder dysfunction, blindness, and renal insufficiency.1,2 Diabetic patients require the use of significant resources, time, and effort from the entire hospital system.
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