February 20, 1960

Diabetes mellitus. III. Kongress der International Diabetes Federation Düsseldorf, 21.-25. Juli 1958: Proceedings, Verhandlungen, Comptes Rendus

JAMA. 1960;172(8):882-883. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03020080112034

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Participants in the Congress here reported represented 42 nations, and the contributions are printed in English, German, or French. The main subjects considered were (1) new theoretical knowledge of carbohydrate metabolism, (2) the diabetic angiopathy, (3) the oral treatment of diabetes mellitus, and (4) the problems presented by the diabetic child. Additional subjects presented at the round table included diabetes and pregnancy and methods of determining amounts of insulin, insulin antibodies, and insulin inhibitors in the blood. The discovery of diabetes in patients (the so-called detection drive), the care and aftercare of aged patients, and the demography of the diabetic were discussed in special sessions. The Banting Memorial Lecture entitled "Zur bedingten Gesundheit des Diabetikers" was delivered by Professor Gerhardt Katsch of Greifswald and emphasized the necessity of continuous medical control of diabetes.

More than 200 communications from 350 authors provided a comprehensive summary of the results of recent experimental

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