Ragoobirsingh, Dalip; Morrison, Errol Y. ; Reid, Harvey L.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Basic Medical Sciences
Comparative Blood Studies in Jamaican Diabetic Patients.
Journal of the National Medical Association
Date of Publication
Letter to the Editor
The World Health Organisation (WHO) accepted proposals for a Type-III or malnutrition-related diabetes mellitus (MRDM) on the basis that further characterization be conducted. This syndrome is mainly seen in tropical countries where undernutrition is not uncommon. In 1985, Morrison and Richards identified a group 59 phasic insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (PIDDM) patients in Jamaica, with a similar clinical profile in to MRDM elaborated in the WHO report.....