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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 45-48

Remission of diabetes mellitus or honey moon phenomenon in a newly diagnosed young Nigerian. A case report

1 Department of Internal Medicine, College of Health Sciences Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja, Nigeria; Department of Internal Medicine, Asokoro District Hospital, Abuja; Abuja Clinics, Maitama Abuja, Nigeria
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Asokoro District Hospital, Abuja, Nigeria
3 Department of Maxillofacial and Dental Surgery, Maitama District Hospital, Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria
4 Abuja Clinics, Maitama Abuja, Nigeria

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Dr. Henry Chijioke Onyegbutulem
Department of Internal Medicine, Asokoro District Hospital, PMB 230 Garki, Abuja, FCT
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ajem.ajem_9_21

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Background: Diabetes Mellitus has since been recognised as a chronic metabolic syndrome referred variously as relentless and lifelong, requiring drugs for its control. However, studies are suggesting possible reversibility following appropriate and early interventions. Objective: To sensitize clinicians on the need for early and appropriate treatment intensification. This may not only help prevent long term complications but also offers an opportunity for remission. Materials and Methods: We report the case of an obese female teenager, who presented for the first time in coma with hyperglycaemia, and subsequent remission. Results and Interpretation: Early and intensive initiation of diabetes Treatment resulting in disease remission. Conclusions: Prompt initiation and Intensification of diabetes care including diet, lifestyle interventions and drugs is bound to ensure good outcomes including prevention of diabetes-related complications. In the course of this, remission may occur, especially in newly diagnosed young patients who don’t have organ damage yet.

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