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January 1941


Author Affiliations

Associate Professor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine; Chief Resident in Pediatrics, James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children INDIANAPOLIS
From the departments of medicine and pediatrics of Indiana University School of Medicine, and the James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children.

Am J Dis Child. 1941;61(1):108-115. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1941.02000070117010

The work that led to the data in this paper was initiated by the paucity of published observations on blood sugar values in normal children of different ages. Frequently we have encountered in our juvenile patients with diabetes blood sugar levels that seemed much lower than normal, and indeed below what authorities commonly consider the lower limit of normal, but despite this the children have insisted that they felt quite well, that they were not weak and that they had no symptoms of insulin reaction, with which practically all our patients at some time have had experience. In attempting to correlate our reports on blood sugar levels with the symptoms or lack of symptoms in our patients, we have resorted to the literature repeatedly, without obtaining convincing data on normal blood sugar values in children between the ages of 2 and 16 years. Undoubtedly there have been many reports published

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