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October - December 2013, Volume 9, Issue 4

Ionescu-Tîrgoviste C

To Limit the Black and White View on Diabetes

Acta Endo (Buc) 2013, 9 (4): 597-604
doi: 10.4183/aeb.2013.597

More than one century passed from the first proposed classification of diabetes in two phenotypes which survived in all the official classifications of WHO, despite the repeated suggestion that, in the light of the new biochemical, immunological and genetic data, the old black and white view on diabetes must be challenged. The time for a reclassification is now!

Keywords: diabetes classification, T1D, T2D, intermediary diabetes

Correspondence: Constantin Ionescu-Tîrgovi?te MD, PhD, “N.C. Paulescu” National Institute of Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases, I. Movila 5-7, Bucharest, 020475, Romania, E-mail: