In former days on the death of a diabetic child, one felt at least that he had done his duty; but now when confronted with living diabetic children, one is not so sure. One cannot help asking, Will these precocious children grow, will they develop, or must one look forward to a stunted and nonmaturing section of society? Our purpose in this paper is to present the problem, not to solve it, and to stimulate investigations during the coming year which will enable diabetic children to grow in height as well as in weight and to go on to manhood and womanhood. Here are opportunities for the pediatrician, the dietitian and the endocrinologist.
To show the present status of the question and to furnish some sort of basis for future studies, we have assembled our data for the last twenty-seven years, represented by 351 children in whom diabetes
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