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November 21, 1931

The Practical Treatment of Diabetes.

JAMA. 1931;97(21):1560. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730210058034

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The discussion opens with a brief summary of the clinical manifestations, including the more common laboratory procedures, in diabetes mellitus. The basic principles in treatment are then outlined and their practical application is described in some detail. The advantage of several smaller meals over fewer larger ones as a preventive against glycosuria is pointed out. Diet is discussed along broad lines, and several specimen menus are suggested. The author properly points out that patients are more likely to follow diets constructed in accordance with the foregoing principles than those calculated with mathematical exactness. The administration of insulin is described, as are the indications for its use. The more important complications and their management are briefly discussed. On the whole, the subject is well presented in the few pages which constitute this little book and there are many practical points which can be of help to the general practitioner. It is

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