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January 9, 1926

A CASE OF INFANTILE DIABETES TREATED WITH INSULIN

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ATLANTA, GA.

JAMA. 1926;86(2):104-105. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670280024007
Abstract

Infantile diabetes is comparatively rare, and until the advent of insulin such cases presented a grave prognosis. Even when the diabetic baby lived for a time, its development and nutrition were greatly retarded. Insufficient time has elapsed to permit one to say with authority what will be the ultimate outcome of the infantile cases treated with insulin, but the few reports that have appeared to date seem encouraging. Joslin, Root and White1 have reported the results in a group of patients with the onset of diabetes between the ages of 1 and 5 years; Allen and Sherrill2 have reported the early treatment of an infant, aged 15 months; Major and Curran3 employed insulin in a diabetic infant, aged 11 months, with cataracts and Schippers4 treated an infant, aged 8 months, with a fatal termination after fourteen months of treatment. The following report covers eighteen months' treatment

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