In fifty-five subjects, with two diabetic parents, and who had a previous normal glucose tolerance test, 67.2 per cent showed abnormalities when tested by a triamcinolone glucose tolerance test (54.5 per cent abnormals and 12.7 per cent suspicious). This result contrasted with an incidence of 1.6 per cent abnormal tests and an additional 1.6 per cent suspicious tests in a control group matched for age and sex.

It is suggested that the triamcinolone provocative test be further employed in the search for diabetic tendencies in suspicious or likely subjects.

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