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September 17, 1932

Produktive Diabetikerfürsorge.

JAMA. 1932;99(12):1018. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740640060038

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This booklet gives the results of a year's experience with more than 200 patients in a newly erected German institution. This first German diabetic home was built for the purpose of aiding diabetic patients during the present economic conditions in Germany with a minimum of expense and an optimum of results. Much stress was laid on the fact that diabetic patients are unable to find work in the days of unemployment of millions of healthy people and therefore suffer from an inferiority complex in view of their own physical illness. Every effort was made to find some kind of occupation for every patient. The type of work depended on the stage of the disease and on the patient's previous education and experience. Thus a happy mental equilibrium was created which was thought to be of great importance for a successful diabetic treatment. The patients worked in the offices, laboratories, kitchens,

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