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February 14, 1966

Management of Juvenile Diabetes Mellitus

Author Affiliations

Winnipeg, Manitoba


by Howard S. Traisman and Alvah L. Newcomb, 147 pp, 16 illus, $12.75, St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Co., 1965.

JAMA. 1966;195(7):598. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03100070142060

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"Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease of inconvenience. Proper management of the child with this disorder ensures normal growth and development and delays the onset of the degenerative complications. The general medical care of the child with diabetes mellitus should differ in no way from the general medical management of his non-diabetic contemporary. These children should engage in full, unrestricted activity and receive the same health measures as the non-diabetic child." This quotation from the preface of the book summarizes the authors' philosophy about childhood diabetes.

To quote again from the preface, "The purpose of this book is to provide a concise, practical method of management of juvenile diabetes mellitus." This is done briefly and clearly with short initial chapters on etiology, diagnosis, the insulins, and instruction of the patients and parents about diabetes, which includes an ABC on urine testing and insulin administration. By far the longest chapter is

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