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February 14, 1931

A Primer for Diabetic Patients: A Brief Outline of the Treatment of Diabetes with Diet and Insulin, Including Directions and Charts for the Use of Physicians in Planning Diet Prescriptions.

JAMA. 1931;96(7):553. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720330073038

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Wilder's book fulfils the author's intention to provide a guide for the patient who is under the care of a physician. Believing that no patient with a disease as severe as diabetes should be encouraged to attempt self-treatment, he expects the patient to secure further guidance and additional interpretation and regulation from a physician. But as a supplementary measure this popular manual, other editions of which are now widely used, can be well recommended. Perhaps of most practical assistance to the patient will be the seventy-one recipes, which do not make use of any unusual or patented ingredients. Equally helpful will be the table of emergency diets, designed to meet the needs of the diabetic patient during a period of illness, and the simple menu outlines for patients who must travel.

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