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June 19, 1937

Die Diät- und Insulinbehandlung der Zuckerkrankheit für Studierende und Ärzte

JAMA. 1937;108(25):2161. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780250075027

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For the reader of German who wishes a brief yet thoroughly satisfactory treatise on diabetic therapy, this little book will afford great satisfaction. It is practical and based on the following consideration of underlying theory:

Diabetes is considered to be a condition in which the normal balance between the excretion of sugar by the liver and its utilization in the periphery is disturbed so that the former process predominates, sugar thereby rising in the blood and overflowing into the urine. The maladjustment between supply and utilization of blood sugar depends on disequilibrium between the activity of the insular mechanism and that of the regulators of blood sugar opposed to the insular mechanism. Such counterregulation is effected by the secretions of the adrenal and other glands as well as by the sympathetic nervous system. Certainly in the large majority of cases of diabetes and possibly in all cases the disturbance is

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