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Insulin dependent diabetes mellitus and deliberate self-harm.
  1. J Ryan,
  2. C A Perez-Avila,
  3. N Vaughan
  1. Accident and Emergency Department, King's College Hospital, London, UK.


    Patients who deliberately harm themselves can present with a variety of disorders. The case is reported of a patient who deliberately self-harms by inducing hypoglycaemic episodes. This patient has placed great demands on the emergency services over the last 9 years. Early involvement by senior accident and emergency staff is advised.

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