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June 6, 1936

A Diabetic Primer for Children

JAMA. 1936;106(23):2029. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770230071033

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Small concise manuals for the diabetic of all ages are of great value. This booklet, the first of its kind for the juvenile patient, gives instructions concerning the principles of diet, metabolism and growth as well as methods of constructing diet, substitutions of foods, analyses of urine, technic and administration of insulin, and the management of coma and hypoglycemia. It could be used in the training of elderly as well as juvenile diabetic patients. Unfortunately,- there is no reference to protamine insulin. The latent results of uncontrolled diabetes in childhood could have been emphasized. The authors wisely place the responsibility of treatment with the child.

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