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The book was not the only legacy that Kelly West left. He was a great proponent of standardisation of methodologies as well as diagnostic criteria. In one of his more famous papers (3), West report on the polling of a group of international diabetologists on their views of diagnostic criteria for diabetes.

There is continual international debate, and some confusion, as to how best to define and classify the disorder. The current recommendations are at best a compromise agreed between authorities who have culled the epidemiological literature and its data bases for a best fit situation. When the late Kelly West developed some hypothetical blood glucose results and circulated them to the group over 20 years ago, even these experts showed great disparity on what were the diagnoses he got at least 10 different sets of criteria from these "experts"!