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June 18, 1932

A Diabetic's Own Cook Book.

JAMA. 1932;98(25):2236. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730510062035

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As book after book is added to the already comprehensive library of literature on diabetes, the evaluation of additional volumes becomes steadily more difficult and necessitates discriminating criticism. Additional volumes should at least justify their publication either by a unique presentation of old material or by the introduction of new material of clinical or pathologic value. The author of the present volume has purposely limited her audience to fellow diabetics and has succeeded in producing a workable guide to assist them in cooking and planning balanced meals of limited carbohydrate content. She has increased the value of her cook book by the introduction of three autobiographic chapters written in semiserious, optimistic style, free from technical phrases. By this personal history she is able to warn against the inevitable consequences of "cheating" in the diet and to suggest some practical daily precautions that have benefited her. These confessions are apt to