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January 1, 1927

Special Article

JAMA. 1927;88(1):28-31. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680270028009

END-RESULTS IN THE TREATMENT OF DIABETES MELLITUS IN CHILDREN*  ELLIOTT P. JOSLIN, M.D.BOSTONFortunately, I cannot give the end-results in the treatment of my 395 diabetic children during the last twenty-eight years, because more than half (200) are alive today. Formerly the old diabetic patient was long lived and the young diabetic patient was short lived, but now in conformity with natural laws the reverse is taking place.The data in this paper are based on children having true diabetes mellitus, all personally classified by myself. They do not include the sixty-eight children sent to me because of suspected diabetes. Every one of the 395 children with true diabetes has been traced; of the sixty-eight nondiabetic children, the condition of two is unknown.1I can quickly dispose of the nondiabetic patients. One had diabetes insipidus and lives. Five had renal glycosuria, and of these one has died through