Book Reviews
June 1936

A Diabetic Primer for Children.

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By Ella M. Coleman and Alfred E. Fischer, M.D. Pp. 42, with 4 illustrations. New York: Mount Sinai Hospital, 1935.

Am J Dis Child. 1936;51(6):1493. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1936.01970180239021

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The authors have written a pamphlet in the second person which is intended for the child in the grade schools who cannot comprehend the usual primers on this subject. They have succeeded admirably in simplifying terminology.

The new classifications of fruits and vegetables recently accepted by the American Dietetic Association have been included. In the sample diets the fats and proteins remain about the same in amount, while the amount of carbohydrates is varied according to age. Each diet therefore has a considerable variation in the ketogenic-antiketogenic ratio. There is a good list of substitute foods. The food recipes are devised to appeal especially to the child.

The method of administration of insulin is explained in detail. The reaction to insulin is well described, so that the child should not be unduly alarmed but rather well educated and prepared to cope with it. In the description of approaching coma the

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