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August 14, 1897

Carbohydrates in Diabetes.

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(7):347. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440330047013

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Paris, Ill.

To the Editor:  —I think Dr. E. L. Munson is right in allowing a moderate amount of carbohydrates in diabetes mellitus. I have done so for the last eight years, and the results have been better than under a strict proteid diet.I also allow the patient to drink all the water he wants, because it dilutes the urine and makes it less irritable to kidneys and bladder and, I think, lessens the danger of coma.Respectfully,

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