April 1966

Management of Juvenile Diabetes Mellitus.

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By Howard S. Traisman, MD and Alvah L. Newcomb, MD. Price $12.75. Pp 140. C.V.Mosby Co., 3207 Washington Blvd, St. Louis 63103, 1965.

Am J Dis Child. 1966;111(4):454-455. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1966.02090070152035

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This is a well written monograph intended for the practitioner and the medical student. It emphasizes mainly basic principles in the practical management of the child with diabetes. The basic underlying factors are well brought out and presented in a clear and easily understandable way with excellent illustrations. The value and limitations of routinely used procedures, like the glucose tolerance test, for establishing the diagnosis are critically discussed. Even though the details of diabetic regimen may differ from place to place, fundamental principles are essentially the same. Instructions to be given the patient and parents are simple and practical. The need for understanding and good communication among child, parents, and treating physican is an essential to any successful management. The problems peculiar to the juvenile patient because of the dynamic state of growth make it mandatory that the physician does not treat the child as an adult diabetic. Each section

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