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February 7, 1925

New Views on Diabetes Mellitus.

JAMA. 1925;84(6):464-465. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02660320056036

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The authors present unusually interesting data on carbohydrate metabolism, discussing the types of hyperglycemia and glycosuria that occur from various causes. Numerous laboratory tests are described which enable one to decide whether one is dealing with a true diabetic condition, i. e., one due to deficient internal secretion of the pancreas, or merely with a hyperglycemia due to other causes. There are five chapters. The first treats of the physiologic processes that influence the blood sugar level. In this chapter a most interesting view is brought forth regarding the sugar tolerance test, and evidence is adduced to show that, since so many variables are concerned in its mechanism, the results of such a test are to be interpreted with the utmost care. The second chapter discusses the abnormal carbohydrate metabolism. Using the data of the first chapter for fundamental principles, the authors show that any abnormality in the numerous factors

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