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July 2, 1927

AN EXPERIMENT IN THE APPLICATION OF DIABETIC DIETETICS: WITH REPORT ON ONE HUNDRED CASES

Author Affiliations

Clinical Professor of Medicine, Long Island College Hospital BROOKLYN

JAMA. 1927;89(1):17-19. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690010017005

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Abstract

Realizing the futility of the majority of efforts made to obtain the consent of the patient with mild diabetes to hospitalization that the necessary data essential for accurate dieting and treatment with insulin may be secured, and that the excuse most frequently offered was the loss of time from work and the incidental cost, the plan outlined herein was devised and has had a year of trial with results that seem to justify its continuance. A local organization consented to finance the experiment for a year, but the plan has financed itself and the demand for the service suggests the probability that it will continue.

In the center of the retail business section of the city was opened what is called a "Diabetic Dining Room." It is conducted by a clinician with the assistance of a competent dietitian who has had special training in diabetic dietetics. Records of more than

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