The subject matter in this paper was originally prepared as a guide for the teaching of medical students. The lack of publications dealing especially with the treatment of diabetes mellitus in children has led to the presentation of the material in the hope that it may prove of service to those whose experience with the disease has not been extensive. The physician who has evolved his own system of treatment will find it elementary and unnecessary.
In the modern treatment of diabetes, both dietary regulation and insulin administration are employed; and there is sufficient knowledge about both of these measures to permit, within certain limitations, almost mathematical precision in the use of them. In an individual case the carbohydrate tolerance can be ascertained, and the assistance required of insulin can be calculated in terms of units of this substance. Before discussing the details of treatment, a brief consideration of
MITCHELL AG. THE TREATMENT OF DIABETES MELLITUS IN CHILDREN. JAMA. 1925;84(22):1620–1623. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02660480010003
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